HyperDic: rachet_up

English > 1 sense of the expression rachet up:
VERBmotionrachet up, ratchet, ratchet downmove by degrees in one direction only
English > rachet up: 1 sense > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove by degrees in one direction only.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymsratchet, ratchet down
Broaderadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense

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