ratchet

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrætʃɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈrætʃɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rachit)

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ratchet

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [an adjustable, a reversible] ratchet
  2. [engage, disengage, tighten] the ratchet
  3. use a ratchet to [move, tighten, remove, prevent]
  4. [took, grabbed, fetched] a ratchet from
  5. was [pressing, rubbing] against the ratchet
  6. a ratchet and [crank, screw, handle]
  7. the [bar, wheel, handle, notches] of the ratchet
v
  1. ratchet up the [pressure, rates, scales]
  2. ratchet down [interests, rates]
  3. the [eagle, animal] ratcheted its prey
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