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  • v  cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
    wreak havoc

  • Just before the storm, Kim had bought a video camera, which she used to document the ravages that nature and an indifferent bureaucracy can wreak.
  • Because simply clicking through to a suspect site can wreak havoc on a PC, and risky sites comprise a growing portion of search returns.
  • It's a highly profitable business for waste companies, but the onslaught of pollutants can wreak havoc on local health.
News & Articles

  • DeMarcus Ware: I'd be ready to play for Cowboys today
    If DeMarcus Ware had his way, he'd suit up today. The Dallas Cowboys pass rusher is recovering from shoulder surgery, but he told NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Monday that he's ready to wreak havoc.
    June 10, 2013 - NFL.com
  • From Our Homepage
    Catch Aztec Two-Step in an intimate concert at Voices Cafe Saturday night. Photo: Contributed Photo Tropical Storm Andrea is threatening to wreak havoc with at least part of this weekend, but that doesn't mean you have to stay home.
    June 9, 2013 - Westport News
  • Master Gardeners: What's bugging your roses?
    Bugs that wreak havoc with roses are at their most active now. Effective management of rose-loving pests starts with knowing the good insects from the bad ones, along with those that are just a nuisance.
    June 8, 2013 - Marin Independent Journal
Quotes

  • Mary Landrieu in BusinessWeek
    Landrieu said a halt in these drilling activities for six months will "wreak economic havoc on the region."
  • Chad Pennington in USA Today
    You can't pinpoint one guy or set your protection or really concentrate on that one person,Pennington said. "They've got three, four, five guys that can wreak havoc and do some damage in the pass rush."
  • Brad Childress in International Herald Tribune
    I think he has played very well,Childress said. "He still has an unbelievable, uncanny ability for his size to be able to wreak havoc on the run game off the edges, and he is fearless. Has he gotten beat with the the pass once or twice?...

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