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ramp

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verb \ˈramp\

Definition of ramp

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to stand or advance menacingly with forelegs or with arms raisedb :  to move or act furiously

  3. 2 :  to creep up —used especially of plants

  4. 3 :  to speed up, expand, or increase especially quickly or at a constant rate —used with up ramping up to full speed

  5. transitive verb
  6. [4ramp (electrical waveform)] :  to increase, expand, or decrease especially quickly or at a constant rate —usually used with up or down ramp up production

Origin and Etymology of ramp

Middle English, from Anglo-French ramper to crawl, climb, rear, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German rimpfan to bend, wrinkle — more at rumple


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ramp

noun

Definition of ramp

  1. :  the act or an instance of ramping

First Known Use of ramp

1671


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ramp

noun

Definition of ramp

  1. :  any of various alliums used for food

Origin and Etymology of ramp

back-formation from ramps, alteration of rams, from Middle English, from Old English hramsa; akin to Old High German ramusia ramp, Greek krommyon onion

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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ramp

noun

Definition of ramp

  1. 1 :  a sloping way or plane: such asa :  a sloping floor, walk, or roadway leading from one level to anotherb :  a slope for launching boats

  2. 2 :  apron 2h

Origin and Etymology of ramp

French rampe, from ramper, from Middle French

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RAMP Defined for Kids

ramp

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noun \ˈramp\

Definition of ramp for Students

  1. :  a sloping passage or roadway connecting different levels a highway exit ramp



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