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Definition of ratchet:

(n) : a pawl, click, or detent, for holding or propelling a ratchet wheel, or ratch, etc; a mechanism composed of a ratchet wheel, or ratch, and pawl
(v) : to cause to become incremented or decremented; to increment or decrement
"it's time to ratchet up the intensity level here."
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Definition of ratchet:

(n) : a pawl, click, or detent, for holding or propelling a ratchet wheel, or ratch, etc; a mechanism composed of a ratchet wheel, or ratch, and pawl
(v) : to cause to become incremented or decremented; to increment or decrement
"it's time to ratchet up the intensity level here."

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