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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wreak /ˈrik ||ˈrɛk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wreak v. i. To reck; to care.  [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wreak v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wreaked p. pr. & vb. n. Wreaking.]
 1. To revenge; to avenge.  [Archaic]
    He should wreake him on his foes.   --Chaucer.
    Another's wrongs to wreak upon thyself.   --Spenser.
    Come wreak his loss, whom bootless ye complain.   --Fairfax.
 2. To inflict or execute, especially in vengeance or passion; to hurl or drive; as, to wreak vengeance on an enemy; to wreak havoc.
    On me let Death wreak all his rage.   --Milton.
    Now was the time to be avenged on his old enemy, to wreak a grudge of seventeen years.   --Macaulay.
 But gather all thy powers,
 And wreak them on the verse that thou dost weave.   --Bryant.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wreak, n.  Revenge; vengeance; furious passion; resentment.  [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work
          a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a
          joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken
          area" [syn: bring, work, play, make for]