play havoc with something

см. cry havoc
сеять разрушение, опустошать, дезорганизовывать

The English annotation is below. (English-Russian). 2003.

Смотреть что такое "play havoc with something" в других словарях:

  • play havoc with (something) — 1. to cause someone to have trouble doing something. Strong winds played havoc with her golf game. 2. to damage something. Stormy conditions played havoc with the fishing …   New idioms dictionary

  • play havoc — Playing havoc with something is creating disorder and confusion; computer viruses can play havoc with your programs …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • play havoc —    Playing havoc with something is creating disorder and confusion; computer viruses can play havoc with your programs.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If someone or something plays havoc, they cause disorder and confusion.     The floods …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Play havoc —   Playing havoc with something is creating disorder and confusion; computer viruses can play havoc with your programs …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • havoc — hav|oc [ hævək ] noun uncount a situation in which there is a lot of damage or destruction, or in which something cannot continue in its normal way because of problems: cause/create havoc (=cause a lot of damage or harm): Winter storms continued… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • havoc — UK [ˈhævək] / US noun [uncountable] a situation in which there is a lot of damage or destruction, or in which something cannot continue in its normal way because of problems cause/create havoc: Winter storms continued to cause havoc for drivers.… …   English dictionary

  • play — v. & n. v. 1 intr. (often foll. by with) occupy or amuse oneself pleasantly with some recreation, game, exercise, etc. 2 intr. (foll. by with) act light heartedly or flippantly (with feelings etc.). 3 tr. a perform on or be able to perform on (a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • havoc — hav|oc [ˈhævək] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; : Anglo French; Origin: Old French havot destruction, disorder ] a situation in which there is a lot of damage or a lack of order, especially so that it is difficult for something to continue in the normal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • play — [plā] vi. [ME plein < OE plegan, to play, be active] 1. to move lightly, rapidly, or erratically; flutter [sunlight playing on the waves] 2. to amuse oneself, as by taking part in a game or sport; engage in recreation 3. to take active part in …   English World dictionary

  • play — [[t]ple͟ɪ[/t]] ♦ plays, playing, played 1) VERB When children, animals, or perhaps adults play, they spend time doing enjoyable things, such as using toys and taking part in games. ...invite the children round to play... They played in the little …   English dictionary

  • play — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English plega; akin to Old English plegan to play, Middle Dutch pleyen Date: before 12th century 1. a. swordplay b. archaic game, sport c. the conduct, course, or action of a game …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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