Definition of “wreak” - English Dictionary

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wreakverb [ T ]

us /rik/ past tense and past participle wreaked or wrought /rɔt/

to cause something to happen in a violent way:

Uncontrolled financial markets continue to wreak one disaster after another.
Changes in the climate have wreaked/wrought havoc with the region’s usual weather pattern.

(Definition of “wreak” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)