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 ?
Outraged labor continued to wreak vengeance on the traitors.
Yes, I would bear my sorrows, and become great, that in a day to be I might wreak vengeance on the king.
She wanted to see him wreak vengeance on this beast that had persecuted him so.
I remember once watching a cock pigeon running over and over again to the edge of a looking-glass to try to wreak vengeance on the particularly obnoxious bird whom he expected to find there, judging by what he saw in the glass.
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.
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.