wreak vengeance on (someone or something)

wreak vengeance on (someone or something)

To get revenge on someone or some group in a particularly harmful, violent, or malicious manner. The king began amassing an army in order to wreak vengeance on the nation that had attacked the kingdom. She swore he would wreak vengeance on the man who double-crossed her.
See also: on, vengeance, wreak

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