“Pour It Up” exists in a magical, ratchet room of requirement.
Every message, action and gesture seems calculated to ratchet up the anxiety of those who are listening.
But this time, they issued no foolish promises to ratchet up economic sanctions against that already totally impoverished country.
At the same time, they argue that federal student loans have allowed schools to ratchet up tuition.
And it is also obviously intended to deflect American efforts to ratchet up economic sanctions against Iran.
Drilling machines, both hand and power, hand and ratchet braces and breast-drill stocks.
The ratchet wheel and pawl shown in fig. 48 are part of the lubricator.
When the rider ceases to pedal, the chain-ring becomes stationary, but the ratchet continues to revolve.
We think a ratchet wheel should not be employed with equidistant pallets.
The ratchet of the wheel clacked, and the hurried ticking was loud.
1650s, rochet, from French rochet "bobbin, spindle," from Italian rocchetto "spool, ratchet," diminutive of rocca "distaff," possibly from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German rocko "distaff," Old Norse rokkr), from Proto-Germanic *rukka-, from PIE root *ruk- "fabric, spun yarn." Cf. rocket (n.2). Current spelling in English dates from 1721, influenced by synonymous ratch, which perhaps is borrowed from German Rätsche "ratchet."
1852, from ratchet (n.). Transferred sense attested by 1977. Related: Ratcheted; ratcheting.
To change by increments in one direction: Gold had ratcheted down to 385
[1977+; fr the ratchet action of a winch or of a wrench, where an increasing pressure, torque, pull, etc, is registered by the clicking of a pawl on a gear wheel]