Predicate: ratchet_up

Roleset id: ratchet_up.01 , incremental growth, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

ratchet_up.01: RATCHET_UP-V NOTES: If ever is seen 'ratchet down' then this verb should not be phrasal,but rather the directional particle should be Arg5. (from ratchet.01-v)


ratchet_up (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: cause of growth, agent
        Arg1-PPT: thing growing
        Arg2-EXT: EXT
        Arg3-DIR: start point
        Arg4-GOL: end point

Example: quasi-nominal

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: gerund

        But the 1989 fall total of 80, while well below 1988 activity, shows ``a steady ratcheting up in citizen referenda and initiatives,'' says Patrick McGuigan, editor of Family, Law and Democracy Report.

        Argm-mnr: steady
        Rel: [ ratcheting] [ up]
        Arg1: in citizen referenda and initiatives

Example: most args

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Mary ratcheted up her beatings of John to once per week prior to the holidays.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: ratcheted up
        Arg1: her beatings of John
        Arg4: to once per week
        Argm-tmp: prior to the holidays