wreak havoc

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wreak havoc

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

Word by Word Definitions

wreak play
  1. : avenge

  2. : to cause the infliction of (vengeance or punishment)

  3. : to give free play or course to (malevolent feeling)

havoc play
  1. : wide and general destruction : devastation

  2. : great confusion and disorder

  1. : to lay waste : destroy


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