wreak (rk) KEY
wreaked, wreak·ing, wreaks
Middle English wreken, from Old English wrecan
Wreak is sometimes confused with wreck, perhaps because the wreaking of damage may leave a wreck: The storm wreaked (not wrecked ) havoc along the coast. The past tense and past participle of wreak is wreaked, not wrought, which is an alternative past tense and past participle of work.