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WREAK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wreak mean? 

WREAK (verb)
  The verb WREAK has 1 sense:

1. cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

  Familiarity information: WREAK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WREAK (verb)


Sense 1wreak [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

make for; wreak; bring; work; play

Context examples:

I cannot work a miracle / wreak havoc / bring comments / play a joke / The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area

Hypernyms (to "wreak" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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