30/8/17 The Meaning of Wreak Havoc

The Meaning of Wreak Havoc

This means to cause great damage.

  • A powerful hurricane wreaked havoc on the city a few days ago.
  • The virus wreaked havoc on my computer.

Please note that the past tense of this phrase is wreaked havoc, not *wrought havoc (a common error). Aggravating circumstances may also play havoc, work havoc, or create havoc.

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