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Synonyms for ratchet
ˈrætʃ ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ratchet, rachet, ratch(verb)

    mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction

    Synonyms:
    ratch, rachet

  2. ratchet, rachet up, ratchet down(verb)

    move by degrees in one direction only

    "a ratcheting lopping tool"

    Synonyms:
    rachet up, ratchet down

Editors Contribution

  1. skank

    slang synonym for skank

    that "ratchet" has been with every homie on the block- twice.

    Submitted by Kerdawn13 on November 19, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ratchet(n.)

    Synonyms:
    click, catch, detent, pawl

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pawl, cliquet, wrench

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How to use ratchet in a sentence?

  1. The Tea Party:

    Senate Republicans are about to cave in to President Obama, it’s time … to ratchet up the pressure on wobbly Senators.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    The notion that we can simply ratchet up sanctions further and further and further and then ultimately Putin changes his mind, I think is a miscalculation.

  3. Andrew Woodhouse:

    You have to ratchet back the (forecast output) numbers, there are growers who won't be able to plant a crop, and those that do desperately need rain.

  4. Elena Kagan:

    You want to ratchet that down, isn't that interfering with decisional independence?

  5. Trey Gowdy:

    Letters haven't worked. Southern politeness hasn't worked. We're going to ratchet it up.


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