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  • v. Present participle of ramp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, same as rampant. 4.


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  • I am not particularly interested in ramping up the number of mangoes I slice, primarily because I do not like the motivation behind the extra slicing.

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  • I haven't seen the show yet, but I am fearful when entertainment TV drama tries to tackle complex topics, because in ramping up the drama to keep the audience engaged, important facts sometimes get left out.

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  • The first factor had to do with the difficulty IBM was having in ramping up the performance of the PowerPC chip at the price-level Apple could afford.

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  • "We desert activists felt the club had abandoned the desert in the name of ramping up utility-scale renewable energy projects," Taylor said.

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  • And ambulance "ramping" -- when vehicles have to wait until paramedics 'patients are handed to the hospital -- has been highlighted with an industrial campaign.


  • It was less of a handover, more of a crash course in ramping-up my html skills, and getting the ultimate outsiders insider’s guide to my employer, interspersed with some scrumptious Chinatown and Soho lunches and lots of hilarity.

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  • Still, he hesitates at the idea of ramping up the program as well.

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  • Plus the man loves the idea of ramping up government and paying for it at the same time, which is the 'moderate' position only if you like big government.

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  • One proposal that seems to be gaining momentum -- despite sometimes incoherent arguments of proponents -- is the idea of ramping up the taxes on gasoline to encourage the development and use of alternative energy sources.


  • CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: And it's really kind of ramping up here even more.

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  • Unable to fly.

    September 10, 2010

  • Collecting ramps, a wild leek found from the SE U.S. to Canada. Prominent in folk recipes in West Virginia (US) and Quebec (Canada).

    January 28, 2010

  • Esther was untouched by the fret and fury of life; she had lived in sunshine and rain among her silly sheep, and been refined instead of coarsened, while her touching patience with a ramping old mother, stung by the sense of defeat and mourning her lost activities, had given back a lovely self-possession, and habit of sweet temper.

    --Sarah Orne Jewett, 1899, A Dunnet Shepherdess

    January 28, 2010