Wreak is to cause or inflict damage, harm or revenge.(verb)
When you cause significant damage, this is an example of a time when you wreak havoc.
See wreak in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME wreken < OE wrecan, to revenge, punish, akin to Ger rächen, Goth wrikan < IE base *wreg-, to shove, oppress, hunt down, L urgere, to press, urge
See wreak in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb wreaked, wreak·ing, wreaks
Origin: Middle English wreken
Origin: , from Old English wrecan. Usage Note: Wreak is sometimes confused with wreck, perhaps because the wreaking of damage may leave a wreck: The storm wreaked (not wrecked ) havoc along the coast. The past tense and past participle of wreak is wreaked, not wrought, which is an alternative past tense and past participle of work.
Learn more about wreak