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ratchet

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1ratchet/ˈrætʃət/noun
pluralratchets
1ratchet
/ˈrætʃət/
noun
pluralratchets
Learner's definition of RATCHET  
[count]
: a device made up of a wheel or bar with many teeth along its edge in between which a piece fits so that the wheel or bar can move only in one direction
2ratchet/ˈrætʃət/verb
ratchetsratchetedratcheting
2ratchet
/ˈrætʃət/
verb
ratchetsratchetedratcheting
Learner's definition of RATCHET  
[+ object]
: to increase or decrease (something) especially by a series of small steps or amounts— usually + up or down
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