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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To wreak and to wreck differ again from to "reck", a word I frequently come across in the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins.
All have long believed that government, corporate, or international Zionist groups busily hatch secret plots and concoct hidden plans to wreak havoc on our lives.
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.
Once you've arrived, if you're prone to motion sickness avoid travel on rural roads or onboard a ship; it can wreak havoc.
Read below how steroids wreak havoc with brain and body.
A new class of XML-related threats, including XML Denial of Service attacks, can readily be launched to consume server CPU cycles and wreak havoc on mission-critical applications and business productivity.
The company's lasers are said to be particularly well suited for use in harsh environments that would normally wreak havoc with sensitive instrumentation, according to the literature.
Currently, each ISP acts independently and has its own network operations center (NOC) that allows security specialists to constantly monitor network traffic and catch outages, viruses, and attacks before they can wreak havoc.
Meet "Dewie the Turtle," the mascot for a plan put forth by the Federal Trade Commission to discourage kids from using their computers to wreak havoc and teach them to protect themselves from dangers in cyberspace.
Whether you were a dirt-disher or a dirt-eater, now's your chance to go back to the playground and wreak havoc.
reaffirms its ongoing dedication to hold polluters responsible for the hazards they wreak on our communities.
ISLAMABAD, September 02, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Ongoing flood devastations in Sindh province is underway as tehsil Khairpur Nathan Shah is being seen on rapid evacuation as fast roaring deluges are heading to wreak anticipated havoc in the area.
Nobody can argue that Saddam Hussein was a ruthless dictator and that many Iraqis were killed through his ruthless regime, but the majority of Iraqis were able to live a fairly normal life, until Bush and the poltroon Blair decided to invade the country and wreak havoc.
There, icy waters and subzero temperatures wreak havoc on commercial shipping for much of the year.