What does the word wreak mean?

Usage examples for wreak

  1. Upon the mountain's height The storm- winds wreak their spite: The shifting sands disdain Their burden to sustain. – The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
  2. There were none left to hate, to wreak vengeance on. – A Cumberland Vendetta by John Fox, Jr.
  3. Two men, working swiftly, might wreak an unholy amount of damage in little time; in the resulting confusion anything might happen. – The Affair of the Brains by Anthony Gilmore