wreak


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Synonyms for wreak

Synonyms for wreak

to cause to undergo or bear (something unwelcome or damaging, for example)

to exact revenge for or from

Synonyms for wreak

cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

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Fear might drive him to the attempt now that he knew the manner of horrible pack that was upon his trail, and that Tarzan of the Apes was following him to wreak upon him the vengeance that he deserved.
for his unchristian spirit, but he merely explained that there was nothing about Chinamen in the New Testament, and strode away to wreak his displeasure upon his dog, which also, I suppose, the inspired scribes had overlooked.
Outraged labor continued to wreak vengeance on the traitors.
There was even an ease and cheerfulness about her air and manner that I made no pretension to; but there was a depth of malice in her too expressive eye that plainly told me I was not forgiven; for, though she no longer hoped to win me to herself, she still hated her rival, and evidently delighted to wreak her spite on me.
I wished to see him again, that I might wreak the utmost extent of abhorrence on his head and avenge the deaths of William and Justine.
The humanoids, as the cartoon characters call them, aided by Doog and Uncle Wom, quickly engage in a frantic race to find Dab and his mischief makers before they can wreak havoc on the world.
The New York City Museum of Natural History's forgotten acquisition of an Egyptian tomb--complete with curse--provides Pendergast's sinister brother with the means to wreak penultimate vengeance for all of the real and imaginary injustices visited upon him during his lifetime.
5 million a month due to the extraordinarily high likelihood the AT-AT will destroy other vehicles and otherwise wreak total havoc.
can potentially wreak havoc with business operations.
Two others--frosty pod and witches broom--are found only in tropical America but would wreak havoc on the chocolate industry were they to spread to West Africa.
He claimed that Katrina was a put-up job by Japanese crime groups to wreak havoc on the U.
The only problem seems to be the restless, grasping, ever-complaining ghost of Scrooge's old partner, Jacob Marley who seems to want to wreak havoc and revenge among those he deems responsible for his dismal fate of walking the earth wrapped in the chains forged from his own avarice.
A single ecological invasion--the introduction of a nonnative species to an environment--can wreak havoc on a fragile ecosystem.
Narconon classes, given to students in grades three to 12, advance Scientology concepts, such as claims that the "body stores all kinds of toxins indefinitely in fat, where they wreak havoc on the mind until 'sweated' out," wrote Nanette Asimov for the Chronicle.
I am also concerned about the newsletter's use of the term "most" when referring to the proverbial handful of colleges that are hyper-selective and wreak havoc for the true most of us.