English version

ratchet up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishratchet up phrasal verbto increase something by a small amount, especially after a series of increases, or to increase in this wayratchet something ↔ up Raising the minimum wage would ratchet up real incomes in general. The debate will ratchet up a notch on Wednesday when the Commission publishes its report. ratchet→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionaryratchet something → up phrasal verb [intransitive, transitive] to increase, or make something increaseEnvironmental standards were ratcheted up to meet demands for clean water.Raising the base rate will ratchet up the cost of borrowing. 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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