With the drought and fire came high winds, dust storms, record temperatures, and ramped up evaporation levels.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also ramped up the pressure.
Now corruption allegations against potential supporters of a filibuster have ramped up the war within the Democratic Party.
He does seem to have ramped up the kind of racial tension angst.
Weapons that make you feel like your skin is on fire could probably be ramped up to the lethal zone.
I ramped and I stamped; I banned and I bellowed like desperation.
As the chain swung we saw the crate was really a clumsy cage in which ramped a huge and tawny form.
There was a dusky room hung with blue stuffs where dragons black and gold crawled and ramped.
He ramped through the scenes of the romance, said Clarke, like a young horse turned into a spring meadow.
He ramped about the room like a wild beast in a confined cage.
1778, "slope," from French rampe, back-formation from Old French verb ramper "to climb, scale, mount;" see ramp (v.). Meaning "road on or off a major highway" is from 1952, American English.
"rude, boisterous girl or woman," mid-15c., perhaps from ramp (v.). Cf. romp in Johnson's Dictionary (1755): "a rude, awkward, boisterous, untaught girl."
c.1300, "to climb; to stand on the hind legs" (of animals), from Old French ramper "to climb, scale, mount" (12c., in Modern French "to creep, crawl"), perhaps from Frankish *rampon "to contract oneself" (cf. Old High German rimpfan "to wrinkle," Old English hrimpan "to fold, wrinkle"), via notion of the bodily contraction involved in climbing [Klein], from Proto-Germanic *hrimp- "to contract oneself." Related: Ramped; ramping.