Synonyms and Antonyms of ratcheting (down)
- news stories about the kidnapping will ratchet down as the weeks go by
abating, declining, decreasing, de-escalating, diminishing, draining (away), dropping (off), dwindling, dying (away or down or out), easing, ebbing, falling, falling away, lessening, letting up, lowering, moderating, palling, phasing down, receding, relenting, remitting, shrinking, subsiding, tapering, tapering off, waning
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