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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wreak.

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Examples

  • *This, along with 'evolution' and 'culture' are my 3 fave examples of where the more colloquial use of a word wreaks havoc with the technical/jargon use and meaning of the word.

    why suffer when you don't have to?

  • And they'd be correct in doing so, because the power of that word wreaks havoc on a woman's mind, causing her to enjoy the burden of the procreative process and to actively seek it out.

    It's not a romantic memoir by Rick Santorum

  • And they'd be correct in doing so, because the power of that word wreaks havoc on a woman's mind, causing her to enjoy the burden of the procreative process and to actively seek it out.

    Archive 2006-02-05

  • And they'd be correct in doing so, because the power of that word wreaks havoc on a woman's mind, causing her to enjoy the burden of the procreative process and to actively seek it out.

    02/05/2006 - 02/12/2006

  • What I mean is, that a man with the gift of musical and impassioned phrase (and love often deeds that to a young person for a while), who "wreaks" it, to borrow Byron's word, on conversation as the natural outlet of his sensibilities and spiritual activities, is likely to talk better than the poet, who plays on the instrument of verse.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • [298] Dyce was doubtless right in supposing "wreaks" to be used _metri causa_ for "wrecks."

    The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)

  • "This play sort of takes off about the entitlement and the problem of Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears - young people that get over their head in terms of success, and it kind of wreaks hell with their personality," Jory said.

    Arizona Daily Wildcat

  • What if God was a hormonal teenage boy who wreaks havoc on the world every time he falls in love?

    How Writer Meg Rosoff Lives Now

  • As the housing crisis wreaks havoc and suburbia suffers a critical blow from the credit crunch, what will become of all those foreclosed McMansions?

    Rebecca Paul | Inhabitat

  • Extremely well researched, Anderson's novel paints a vivid picture of the seedy waterfront, the devastation the disease wreaks on a once thriving city, and the bitterness of neighbor toward neighbor as those suspected of infection are physically cast aside.

    Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson: Book summary

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