LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||15/JUL/2010 7:46 PM|
|Assunto:||To crank up|
Gus, you're a bad boy! You didn't give the context. But we'll forgive you....
"To crank up" can mean "to increase the volume, intensity, amount, etc."
Yesterday I offered you $10 for the CD. I'm going to crank that up a notch and offer you $15, but that is my final offer. (to crank something up a notch = to increase the amount)
Who cranked up the music? (Who turned the music up louder?)
Don't argue! Let's crank this down a bit and talk like gentlemen. (lower the intensity of the argument)
Please crank up the window. (Said to a passenger of a car when you want them to raise/close the window. The opposite is "to crank down".)
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