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Wreak vs. Havoc

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Wreakverb

(transitive) To cause, inflict or let out, especially if causing harm or injury.

‘The earthquake wreaked havoc in the city.’; ‘She wreaked her anger on his car.’;

Havocnoun

widespread devastation, destruction

Wreakverb

(archaic) To inflict or take vengeance on.

Havocnoun

mayhem

Wreakverb

(archaic) To take vengeance for.

Havocverb

To pillage.

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Wreakverb

(intransitive) lang=en

‘This entire article wreaks of desperation to unload the property.’;

Havocverb

To cause havoc.

Wreaknoun

Revenge; vengeance; furious passion; resentment.

Havocinterjection

A cry in war as the signal for indiscriminate slaughter.

Wreaknoun

Punishment; retribution; payback.

Havocnoun

Wide and general destruction; devastation; waste.

‘As for Saul, he made havoc of the church.’; ‘Ye gods, what havoc does ambition makeAmong your works!’;

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Wreakverb

To reck; to care.

Havocverb

To devastate; to destroy; to lay waste.

‘To waste and havoc yonder world.’;

Wreakverb

To revenge; to avenge.

‘He should wreake him on his foes.’; ‘Another's wrongs to wreak upon thyself.’; ‘Come wreak his loss, whom bootless ye complain.’;

Havocinterjection

A cry in war as the signal for indiscriminate slaughter.

‘Do not cry havoc, where you should but huntWith modest warrant.’; ‘Cry 'havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war!’;

Wreakverb

To execute in vengeance or passion; to inflict; to hurl or drive; as, to wreak vengeance on an enemy.

‘On me let Death wreak all his rage.’; ‘Now was the time to be avenged on his old enemy, to wreak a grudge of seventeen years.’; ‘But gather all thy powers,And wreak them on the verse that thou dost weave.’;

Havocnoun

violent and needless disturbance

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Wreaknoun

Revenge; vengeance; furious passion; resentment.

Havocnoun

widespread destruction

‘the hurricane ripped through Florida causing havoc’;

Wreakverb

cause to happen or to occur as a consequence;

‘I cannot work a miracle’; ‘wreak havoc’; ‘bring comments’; ‘play a joke’; ‘The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area’;

Havocnoun

great confusion or disorder

‘if they weren't at school they'd be wreaking havoc in the streets’;

Wreakverb

cause (a large amount of damage or harm)

‘the environmental damage wreaked by ninety years of phosphate mining’; ‘torrential rainstorms wreaked havoc yesterday’;

Havocverb

lay waste to; devastate.

Wreakverb

inflict (vengeance)

‘they would soon have a chance to wreak their revenge on the enemy’;

Wreakverb

avenge (someone who has been wronged)

‘grant me some knight to wreak me for my son’;

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