Definition of ramp verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ramp

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ræmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ræmp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ramp
BrE BrE//ræmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ræmp//
 
he / she / it ramps
BrE BrE//ræmps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ræmps//
 
past simple ramped
BrE BrE//ræmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ræmpt//
 
past participle ramped
BrE BrE//ræmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ræmpt//
 
-ing form ramping
BrE BrE//ˈræmpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræmpɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘rear up’, also used as a heraldic term): from Old French ramper ‘creep, crawl’, of unknown origin. The current senses date from the late 18th cent. Phrasal Verbsramp somethingup
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