verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of ramp1
Related formsramp·ing·ly, adverbun·ramped, adjective
Examples from the Web for ramping
Sorely missed talent, of course, only goes so far in ramping up excitement for a new sitcom.The Failure of ‘Sean Saves the World’ Is Epically Disappointing|Kevin Fallon|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was unimpressed, taking occasion to publicly rebuke Magomed Bilalov for ramping up costs and missing deadlines.
The stock market is at all-time high, auto companies are ramping up production, and home sales are recovering nicely.
Three groups new to the fight will be critical to ramping up the pressure on lawmakers.Joe Manchin’s Crusade to Get Gun Bill a Second Shot|Eleanor Clift|May 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of course, none of these factors guarantee a ramping down of events in Gaza.
Antiquarians hold we are,—and—and we have an old seal, marked with a ramping lion on a shield, and a castle over him.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
There he was on his hind legs, ramping against the front of the cage, every hair on him bristling, his tail lashing his flanks.A Rough Shaking|George MacDonald
Afternoons he frequently drove one: a ramping bay mare with a fractious temper and a set of gifted heels.Local Color|Irvin S. Cobb
Along the ramping wall, Secondinus's miners had reached the sand, and were consequently no longer heard.Annals of a Fortress|E. Viollet-le-Duc
Then his gardeners eye was suddenly arrested by a perle des jardins that was ramping beyond all bounds.The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson