Synonyms of play havoc with in English:

play havoc with

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1‘dust will play havoc with electrical systems’


disturb, disrupt, disorder, disorganize, disarrange, interfere with, upset, unsettle, convulse

obstruct, impede, hamper

hold up, delay, retard, slow, slow down

throw into confusion, throw into disorder, throw into disarray, cause confusion in, cause turmoil in, derange, turn upside-down, make a mess of

ruin, wreck, spoil, undo, mar, frustrate, blight, crush, quell, quash, dash, scotch, shatter, devastate, demolish, sabotage

informal mess up, screw up, louse up, foul up, make a hash of, do in, put paid to, put the lid on, put the kibosh on, stymie, queer, nix, banjax, blow a hole in

British informal scupper, dish, throw a spanner in the works of

North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of

Australian informal euchre, cruel