: a ramp by which one leaves a limited-access highway

Examples of off-ramp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As with the Times, Thompson will find a storied news brand grappling with a declining legacy business, and without an obvious off-ramp to a digital future. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Sep. 2023 In addition, many freeway off-ramps are limited because of mud, and CalTrans crews are working to clear those in an effort to ease accessibility. Nouran Salahieh, CNN, 21 Aug. 2023 The National Boulevard off-ramp was closed and a Sig Alert was issued and canceled at 5:03 a.m., according to Marroquin. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2023 And Republican leadership had offered him multiple off-ramps to this, and he's backed himself into a corner. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 16 July 2023 But senior lawmakers in recent weeks have worked to provide Tuberville with an off-ramp to the impasse, which is so far holding up the nominations of some 260 general and flag officers. David Sivak, Washington Examiner, 12 July 2023 The attack came two days after a trooper approached a motorcyclist July 5 on an Interstate 95 off-ramp stop light in Wakefield for erratic operation. Louis Casiano, Fox News, 12 July 2023 The on- and off-ramps for the eastbound lanes will be closed at the same times as the right lane restrictions, ADOT said. Aidan Wohl, The Arizona Republic, 9 July 2023 Other developments south of the interchange are also expected to benefit from the new off-ramps. Michael Scherer, Isaac Arnsdorf and Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, 29 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of off-ramp was in 1939

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“Off-ramp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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: a ramp by which one leaves a limited-access highway
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