Cumbrian Dictionary
( v ratsh) to search, to hunt out e.g. He's on the ratch furra new bewer = He is looking for a new young lady to court. ( I ratch, you ratch, he ratches, I ratched )
See also scrat.
Mawdesley Glossary
to stretch, to make much of a story, to overstate.
North Country (Newcastle) Words
the straight course of a navgiable river. The word is used on the Tyne in the same sense as Reach on the Thames. The Newcastle keelmen generally call it Rack.

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • ratch — ratch·ety; ratch; ratch·et; …   English syllables

  • Ratch — (r[a^]ch), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Rotche}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ratch — (r[a^]ch), n. [See {Rack} the instrument, {Ratchet}.] A ratchet wheel, or notched bar, with which a pawl or click works. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ratch|et|y — «RACH uh tee», adjective. resembling the movement of a ratchet; jerky; clipping …   Useful english dictionary

  • ratch|et — «RACH iht», noun, verb. –n. 1. a wheel or bar with teeth that come against a catch so that motion is permitted in one direction but nin the other. 2. the catch. 3. the entire device, wheel and catch or bar and catch. –v.t. to operate or move by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ratch — /rach/, n. a ratchet. * * * …   Universalium

  • ratch — noun A ratchet wheel; a toothed wheel engaging a detent or pawl …   Wiktionary

  • Ratch — A hunting dog, one which tracked by scent; a setter. [< OldEngl. racc = dog, a setter < OldEngl. geraccan = to reach, obtain] Cf. Greyhound …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Ratch — rapide des cours d eau Larzac …   Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • ratch — damage, wreck, trash    Who ratched the gears on my bike? I can t shift into low! …   English idioms

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