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Definition of wreak verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



wreak something (on somebody) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wreak
he / she / it wreaks
past simple wreaked
-ing form wreaking
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to do great damage or harm to someone or something Their policies would wreak havoc on the economy. He swore to wreak vengeance on those who had betrayed him.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: wreak