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ramp

verb \ ˈramp \

Definition of ramp

ramped; ramping; ramps
1 a : to stand or advance menacingly with forelegs or with arms raised
b : to move or act furiously
2 : to creep up used especially of plants
3 : to speed up, expand, or increase especially quickly or at a constant rate used with up
  • ramping up to full speed
[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

: the act or an instance of ramping

First Known Use of ramp

1671

in the meaning defined above

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ramp

noun

Definition of ramp

: 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

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ramp

noun

Definition of ramp

1 : a sloping way or plane: such as
a : a sloping floor, walk, or roadway leading from one level to another
b : a slope for launching boats
2 : apron 2h

Origin and Etymology of ramp

French rampe, from ramper, from Middle French

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RAMP Defined for Kids

ramp

noun \ ˈramp \

Definition of ramp for Students

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


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