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wreak havoc

To cause a lot of problems. Termites have wreaked havoc on the structural integrity of our house, unfortunately.
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wreak havoc (with something)

to cause a lot of trouble with something; to ruin or damage something. Your bad attitude will wreak havoc with my project. The rainy weather wreaked havoc with our picnic plans.
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However, havoc is wreaked when the medium inadvertently attracts Charles' deceased first wife, Elvira, who soon wreaks havoc upon the household.
For example, desert sand wreaks havoc on an aircraft engine.
Mendis, whose rapturous enthusiasm for the Dear Leader's bold global vision wreaks havoc with his prose, continues: "We need a global body that transcends universal values that are essentially enshrined in the American founding documents--which are indeed spiritual.
If your hair smells like bleach, blame the pool Chlorine wreaks havoc on hair.
Meanwhile, state functions cut into her make-out time with Michael, Lilly wreaks havoc, tourists need rescuing from a sinking ship, and hilarious disasters ensue as Mia struggles to master her royal responsibilities.
The wind is always the one denominator that wreaks havoc with firefighters,'' said Joe Luna, a spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department.
The Cat Came Back) packs a polymorphous punch and soon wreaks havoc on the home the sleeping patterns of Doris and Roger and their appliances and their befuddled dog.
But the dissolved cyanide also wreaks havoc throughout the entire food chain of birds and mammals.
When sea-surface temperatures rise above normal, bad-boy El Nino wreaks havoc on worldwide weather.
This result raises the possibility that the bright artificial lighting typical of hospital nurseries sometimes wreaks havoc with the biological rhythms of human babies, according to neurobiologist Scott A.
Unmanaged change wreaks havoc on the stability, performance, and security of enterprise IT systems.
Rachel is devastated and wreaks havoc at the shelter, but she finally comes to realize that Grrl was too wild and dangerous to save--and that writing about her is the best thing Rachel can do.
David Whisner has moved to sweeper, and although he's just 5-foot-2, he wreaks havoc on opposing forwards.
The evidence lies in PrP's shape, which appears to determine whether it coexists harmlessly with other proteins in brain cells or wreaks havoc.
Riva Ras Vegas" follows the gang's trip to Las Vegas to a pop concert that quickly turns into a ghost hunt when the specter of Rufus Raucous, a masked magician thought to be dead, wreaks havoc in the theater.