reak

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Icelandic hrekkr, or English wreak vengeance.

Noun[edit]

reak (plural reaks)

  1. (obsolete) A prank.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      They play such reaks.

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare wrack (seaweed).

Noun[edit]

reak (plural reaks)

  1. A rush.
    • Drant
      Feeds on reaks and reeds.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.