wreak vengeance on

wreak vengeance (up)on someone or something

Cliché to seek and get revenge on someone by harming someone or something. The gangster wreaked his vengeance by destroying his rival's house. The general wanted to wreak vengeance on the opposing army for their recent successful attack.
See also: on, vengeance, wreak
References in classic literature ?
Yes, I would bear my sorrows, and become great, that in a day to be I might wreak vengeance on the king.
Outraged labor continued to wreak vengeance on the traitors.
After his family is killed by a malevolent deity, he must wreak vengeance on a legion of generic goons via clumsy combo-based combat.
The abuse continued until she decided to wreak vengeance on her tormentor, according to the police official.
Kill Bill Vol 1 (18) Bride Uma Thurman awakes from a four-year coma to wreak vengeance on those who tried to slay her on her wedding day.
Having spent her entire life caring for a wheelchair-bound single parent, young Julia (Alexandra Schalaudek) is focused on just one thing: Finding some way to wreak vengeance on the father she's never met -- he abandoned both mother and unborn child after his ex-g.
Without becoming hysterical and threatening to wreak vengeance on evil peddlers Mr Spinks has, refreshingly, spoken sense.
RIO FERDINAND has promised to wreak vengeance on Aston Villa tomorrow after claiming West Ham had been "cheated" out of a possible Wembley trip.