rachet up


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Verb1.rachet up - move by degrees in one direction only; "a ratcheting lopping tool"
advance, march on, move on, progress, pass on, go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
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Such moves only rachet up tensions in a region already bristling with anger,' she said.
The move comes a day after India moved thousands of paramilitary troops to further bolster its security presence in the occupied valley.Meanwhile, India on Friday moved thousands of paramilitary troops to further bolster its security presence in occupied Kashmir as tensions continue to rachet up in the valley.
The pressure will rachet up further if Ireland fail to perform in their next two home Nations League games - against Denmark on Saturday and Wales on Tuesday.