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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-11-09 23:06:52

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'racket up' for 'ratchet up'

‘Racket’ carries connotations of dishonesty,, criminality, noise and disorder,which influence the use of the substitution. 200+ ghits vs. 300,000 for the original:

the simplest way would be a cab but that will racket up the cost of this trip.

There are some gun fights, starfighter fights, knife fights and some other cool
things that racket up the tension and excitement.

... however he is announcing all his deals to the media to bring the Neo-Nazi’s and other scum of society to racket up the price.

Why do i find it hard to believe that 6megs of cache is gonna racket up the price to $4k?? … 017568.htm

...makes it all the more tense as the last few chapters racket up the tension to an almost unbearable state.

Racket up the intensity, add some elite soldier-cadets, two mobile battleships/barracks,and you’re stuck right in the middle …

This allows you more freedom, and gives you capital to really racket up the
business model to the final step.



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