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English definition of “crank up something”

crank up something

 /ˈkræŋkˈʌp/ infml
verb phrasal verb with crank
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)
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