verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of ramp1
Related Words for rampeduplift, heighten, raise, pyramid, uphold, heave, ramp, poise, erect, pump, lift, hoist, tilt, levitate, boost, rear, upraise, uprear, stilt
Examples from the Web for ramped
Contemporary Examples of ramped
Weapons that make you feel like your skin is on fire could probably be ramped up to the lethal zone.Special Ops’ Weapons Wish List
April 9, 2014
Ramped promenades to either side provide the same wishful access to the disabled.Inside New York’s New Four Freedoms Park: A Private Tour
September 23, 2012
With the drought and fire came high winds, dust storms, record temperatures, and ramped up evaporation levels.The Texas Drought Seen Firsthand from the Eyes of Ranchers
August 9, 2012
After the law was signed and the opposition lawsuits were filed, the White House ramped up its ACA messaging operation."I Don't Think That Was Our Job"
June 26, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also ramped up the pressure.Syria’s Failed Ramadan Crackdown
August 13, 2011
Historical Examples of ramped
He ramped about the room like a wild beast in a confined cage.The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories
I ramped and I stamped; I banned and I bellowed like desperation.The Provost
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.Life of John Keats
William Michael Rossetti
Word Origin for ramp
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.