Synonyms and Antonyms of ratchet
to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually news stories about the kidnapping will ratchet down as the weeks go by Synonyms of ratchet down abate, decline, de-escalate, die (away or down or out), diminish, drain (away), drop (off), dwindle, ease, ebb, fall, fall away, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, pall, phase down, decrease (down) also rachet (down), recede, relent, remit, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, waneWords Related to ratchet down compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflateNear Antonyms of ratchet down appear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthenAntonyms of ratchet down accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mount, mushroom, pick up, rise, snowball, soar, swell, wax
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