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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  15/JUL/2010 7:46 PM
Assunto:  To crank up
Mensagem:  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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Índice de mensagens

 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
To crank up  –  Gus_RJ  15/JUL/2010, 4:19 PM
To crank up  –  What about  15/JUL/2010, 4:57 PM
To crank up  –  To what about.  15/JUL/2010, 4:58 PM
 To crank up  –  Dale-USA  15/JUL/2010, 7:46 PM
To crank up  –  To Dale-USA  16/JUL/2010, 12:22 PM
To crank up  –  Dale-USA  16/JUL/2010, 12:48 PM
To crank up  –  To Dale-USA  16/JUL/2010, 1:30 PM
To crank up  –  André_rs  16/JUL/2010, 4:44 PM
To crank up  –  To André_rs  16/JUL/2010, 5:15 PM
To crank up  –  André_rs  16/JUL/2010, 9:17 PM
Dude or doodoo?  –  Dale-USA  17/JUL/2010, 3:11 AM
Dude or doodoo?  –  Deivis  17/JUL/2010, 5:15 PM
Dude or doodoo?  –  PPAULO  17/JUL/2010, 5:22 PM
Dude or doodoo?  –  Deivis  18/JUL/2010, 1:11 AM
Dude or doodoo?  –  Dale-USA  18/JUL/2010, 1:29 PM
Dude or doodoo?  –  André_rs  18/JUL/2010, 4:06 PM
Dude or doodoo?  –  Deivis  18/JUL/2010, 11:27 PM

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