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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For NEW YORK, he wrote: "An old form of the past participle of the verb wreak, now occupied by the word wrought, is Y-WROKEN*.
What is the appropriate usage for 'wreak,' 'wrack,' 'wreck' and 'rack?'"
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia's fear that a shift to federalism would 'wreak havoc' on the country's economy is baseless, President Rodrigo Duterte's charter change committee said on Wednesday.
In this way, our English-language journalism blatantly confuses between the verb to wreck and the verb to wreak.Yet to wreak, not to wreck, was what one Daily Nation scribbler had in mind the other day.
Watch as PS300,000 of damage caused after three teens wreak havoc at Huddersfield Rail Station Two boys and a girl damaged rail lines, cars and closed the Huddersfield to Manchester line from 7.20 to 11.50pm 5.
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Robbie Deans is backing Wallabies enforcer Wycliff Palu to wreak havoc on the All Blacks this weekend, despite the big No.8 not having played for 15 weeks.
Bangladesh famously defeated India in the 2007 World Cup but they remain an inconsistent side and a sell of India's supremacy looks a risky trade at this early stage, especially as their openers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag could wreak havoc if they bat first.
DEVOLUTION has protected Wales from coalition plans to "wreak havoc" on the NHS but cross border services will suffer, a Welsh Labour activist warned last night.
"Can't we have a debate on how to better regulate these unscrupulous and unspeakable clampers and towers that wreak such havoc on decent people?
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.
It might take vandals seconds to wreak havoc but the impact is far greater.
Sudan's government then reportedly called upon the "Janjaweed" militia to wreak havoc on supporters of the rebels.
Dyrdek declined to state the full price-tag but admitted his insurance is $1.5 million a month due to the extraordinarily high likelihood the AT-AT will destroy other vehicles and otherwise wreak total havoc.
It goes without saying that a natural disaster--a hurricane, tornado, lightning strike, etc.--can potentially wreak havoc with business operations.