“Crank it up!”

English Lesson: Crank it up!

You're riding in the back seat of your friend's car. A song that you love comes on the radio. You tell your friend to turn the volume up.

Crank it up!

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Crank (something) up

To ‘crank ___ up’ means to turn it up fast, and a lot! Things that are adjustable, like the volume of a movie or the strength of a heater, can be “cranked up”:

Crank the heat up! I’m freezing!

I love this song! Crank it up! 

Using this phrase shows enthusiasm.

You can also say "crank up the volume" or "crank up the heat":

When he watches football, he cranks the volume all the way up as high as it will go.