- Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note
|part of speech:
||wreaked, wreaking, wreaks
||to inflict or carry out (punishment, revenge, destruction, or the like).
The storm wreaked havoc on the coastal towns.
- similar words:
- inflict, visit
||to make someone the victim or object of (one's anger, resentment, or the like).
She wreaked her anger on her children.
The words wreak
(a strong smell) sound alike but have different meanings.