Ratchet

Adjective

  • (US, slang) ghetto (unseemly and indecorous)

Noun

  • A ratchet wrench.
  • A mechanism composed of a ratchet wheel, or ratch and pawl.
  • A pawl, click, or detent for holding or propelling a ratchet wheel, or ratch, etc.
  • (analogous) A procedure or regulation that goes in one direction, usually up.

Verb

  • (intransitive) To increment or decrement.
  • (transitive) To cause to become incremented or decremented.

    "It's time to ratchet up the intensity level here."

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