Meaning of “crank up something” in the English Dictionary

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"crank up something" in American English

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crank up something

/ˈkræŋkˈʌp/ infml
phrasal verb with crank verb

to increase something, esp. the sound of a radio, television, or stereo:

The kids cranked up the volume on the stereo.
The pressure to succeed in school has been cranked up a notch.

(Definition of “crank up something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)