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ramp

ramp

 
 
pronunciation:
raemp
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sloping surface connecting two different levels, such as a causeway between two floor levels, or a roadway passing from ground level to an elevated bridge.
We'll need a ramp to move the furniture down the stairs.
 
definition 2: a movable staircase or walkway set against the doorway of a plane or boat for passengers to enter or exit.
They had to wait on the ramp for a moment before entering the plane.
definition 3: the paved area around the buildings of an airport where planes are landed and loaded or unloaded.
Our plane taxied slowly across the ramp.
definition 4: a roadway which allows vehicles to enter or exit a highway.
She accelerated gradually on the entrance ramp.
definition 5: the act or process of ramping.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: ramped, ramping, ramps
definition 1: of an animal, to rear on the hind legs as if to roar or pounce.
definition 2: to threaten or act with fury and violence; rage.
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derivation: rampingly (adv.)
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