Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To wreak; take vengeance on; avenge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb obsolete To avenge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To avenge, take vengeance on.

Etymologies

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Old English awrecan, corresponding to a- +‎ wreak.

Examples

  • Also an hound is wrathful and malicious, so that for to awreak himself, he biteth oft the stone that is thrown to him: and biteth the stone with great woodness, that he breaketh his own teeth, and grieveth not the stone, but his own teeth full sore.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

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