Ratchet up vs. Ramp up
"As the narrative weaves back and forth between the eras of [Terry] Hooper's life, the looming storm cloud ratchets up the tension until it hums like a piano string."
"Producers say they'll ratchet up everything in the second episode, but they always say that."
San Francisco Chronicle
"In the steady buildup to war, the president has had to ratchet up the rhetoric on a daily basis to match our passion."
Philadelphia Daily News
from 212 references in August and September
[TV's "Alias" star Jennifer] Garner has been one busy gal lately, but her life is about to ramp up to chaotic.
"The slow ramp-up of air traffic is taking its toll."
"The 3.7 V-6 is coupled with a four-speed automatic as production ramps up."
"U.S. ramps up the rhetoric, weighs options"
St. Petersburg Times
from 512 references in August and September ###