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English verb: rachet up

1. rachet up (motion) move by degrees in one direction only

SamplesA ratcheting lopping tool.

Synonymsratchet, ratchet down

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

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