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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction.

Usage examples (22)
  • ratch/ratch -- trigger noise -- Spade loved to get zorched and play with guns.
  • Just listened to Nadine Dorris ratch the whole, 'terror in their eyes' shtick up to No 11.
  • Above, the molehole cap began to descend, ratch-eting downward until it was once more level with the surface.
  • The day gathers pace at sunset with the mordant dance-punk of LCD Soundsystem, whose best songs steadily ratch up the intensity. for more
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