wreak havoc

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Definition of wreak havoc

: to cause great damage A powerful tornado wreaked havoc on the small village. The virus wreaked havoc on my computer.

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“Wreak havoc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wreak%20havoc. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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