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ratchet sth up

phrasal verb with ratchet uk   us   /ˈrætʃɪt/ verb
to ​increase something in ​controlledstages over a ​period of ​time: The constant ratcheting up of ​rewards for ​executivesmeans they are ​expanding out of all ​proportion to those of other ​staff. ratchet up ​costs/​interestrates ratchet up ​efforts/​pressure/tension
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