Pronunciation /riːk/
[with object]
1 Cause (a large amount of damage or harm)
1.1 Inflict (vengeance)
1.2 archaic Avenge (someone who has been wronged)

Old English wrecan ‘drive (out), avenge’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wreken and German rächen; compare with wrack, wreck, and wretch.


It will always be proper for you to lavishly wreak scorn upon the author of these sampler texts.

(Happy Valentine's Day)

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Good word. I put it in my dictionary. Next to axe and sword...

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