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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.

Usage examples (33)
  • Unless we prepare for it, the storm will wreak havoc on our garden.
  • Althouse: It is "wreak," not "reak" and certainly not "reek" havoc, in case anyone is puzzling over it
  • "That's a big body that can run around and kind of wreak havoc, and linebackers obviously tackle for a living," Childress said.
  • Labor unions threaten to wreak havoc in the streets. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Another word that sounds like wreak which means to cause damage, is reek which means to smell bad.
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