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synonyms for wreak havoc

  • create chaos
  • desolate
  • despoil
  • destroy
  • devastate
  • lay waste
  • play mischief with
  • ravage
  • ruin
  • wreck
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How to use wreak havoc in a sentence

They must be kept away from flies—a fly can work havoc with a film in a few minutes.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The laughing happy country girl—what havoc a few hours has made in that gay warm heart!
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
I have known them arrive in early autumn, and do great havoc amongst the apples, which they cut up to get at the pips.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
Their borders you have wasted, and you have made great havoc in the land, and have got the dominion of many places in my kingdom.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
But, before the equinox, disease began to make fearful havoc in the little community.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
The end boards must also be of some hard wood, or the sharp teeth of your little pet will soon make sad havoc with them.
HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE, NOVEMBER 30, 1880VARIOUS
I am allowed to live only so long as I am a willing tool, and foolish enough to wreak their evil will upon my people.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
But then he would go alone, and try to do his work, and then discover the havoc this had wrought in his own being.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Chaos is theirs, in which to wreak their mysterious vengeance: the den of the winds is more monstrous than that of lions.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
Harkaway, turning suddenly round, discovered the two black imps making sad havoc with the sweets.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
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WORDS RELATED TO WREAK HAVOC

  • denude
  • depopulate
  • depredate
  • deprive
  • desecrate
  • desolate
  • devastate
  • devour
  • dispossess
  • divest
  • loot
  • maraud
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • raid
  • rifle
  • rob
  • sack
  • spoil
  • spoliate
  • strip
  • vandalize
  • waste
  • wreak havoc
  • wreck
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