• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reak A prank. "They play such reaks ."
    • n Reak rēk A rush. "Feeds on reaks and reeds."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reak An obsolete spelling of reek.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Reak rēk (obs.) a freak: a prank.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. hrekkr, or E. wreak, vengeance


In literature:

Br-reak his long nick!
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
Fauns and satyrs will certainly play reaks, when they come in such wanton Baccho's or Elenora's presence.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
F'r th' nixt toime Oi lay eyes on ye Oi'll br-reak ye in two!
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
You will br-reak Melissa's heart if she finds it out, as certainly she will.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
Wan day, or two, an' she'll br-reak, beloike, on th' tur-rn av th' moon.
"Connie Morgan in Alaska" by James B. Hendryx

In news:

Owen Reak (Denver Post file photo).
Justin Keel faces 24 to 36 years in prison for child abuse resulting in the death of Owen Reak.

In science:

It is now cl ear that the suppression of high pT hadrons is the result of a final state effect or some complete b reak-down of factorization - but not in the initial wavefunction.
Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics 2003: Relativistic Heavy Ion Parallel Session Summary
SU (2) × U (1)B reaking At lowest order, all of the squark and slepton masses are positive.
Supersymmetry Phenomenology With a Broad Brush