English version

ratchet something → down

From Longman Business Dictionaryratchet something → down phrasal verb [intransitive, transitive] to decrease, or make something decreaseShe expects inflation to ratchet down by one percentage point.Their chief analyst is ratcheting down expectations for the third quarter because of the weak employment data. ratchet→ See Verb table
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Verb table
ratchet
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyratchet
he, she, itratchets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyratcheted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ratcheted
he, she, ithas ratcheted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ratcheted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ratchet
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ratcheted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ratcheting
he, she, itis ratcheting
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you, we, theyare ratcheting
Past
I, he, she, itwas ratcheting
you, we, theywere ratcheting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ratcheting
he, she, ithas been ratcheting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ratcheting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ratcheting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ratcheting
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