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Oxford dictionary definition of the word ramp:
1a sloping surface joining two different levels, as at the entrance or between floors of a building:
a wheelchair ramp
a movable set of steps for entering or leaving an aircraft.
British a transverse ridge in a road to control the speed of vehicles.
North American an inclined slip road leading on to or off a main road or motorway:
an exit ramp
North American term for catwalk (sense 1).
2an upward bend in a stair rail.
3an electrical waveform in which the voltage increases or decreases linearly with time:
a voltage ramp
4British informal a swindle, especially one involving a fraudulent increase of the price of a share:
the Stock Exchange is investigating two blatant share ramps
1 [with object] (often ramp something up) increase the level or amount of (something) sharply:
the company has moved into new quarters in order to ramp up production
the level of violence is ramping up
British drive up the price of (a company’s shares) in order to gain a financial advantage:
(as noun ramping)
a rule against share price ramping which forbids a broker to account for more than 30 per cent of trading in a share
2 [no object] archaic (of an animal) rear up on its hind legs in a threatening posture:
they roared and ramped in cages
(as adjective ramping)
a ramping lion
[with adverbial of direction] rush about uncontrollably:
an awful beast ramping about the woods and fields
[with adverbial of direction] (of a plant) grow or climb luxuriantly:
ivy ramped over the flower beds
3 [no object] (of an electrical waveform) increase or decrease voltage linearly with time:
the integrated circuit’s output then ramps in the negative direction
4 [with object] provide with a ramp:
(as adjective ramped)
ramped access to public buildings
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. Sense 1 of the noun dates from the late 18th century