crank up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
present tense
I/you/we/theycrank up
he/she/itcranks up
present participlecranking up
past tensecranked up
past participlecranked up
  1. to increase the level or degree of something

    We’ll have to crank up the air conditioning tonight.

See also main entry: crank