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ramp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Transport, Household, Roads
rampramp1 /ræmp/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TTDHa slope that has been built to connect two places that are at different levels 🔊 Ramps are needed at exits and entrances for wheelchair users.2 American EnglishTTR a road for driving onto or off a large main road syn slip road British English 🔊 Take the Lake Drive ramp at Charles Street.off-/on-ramp 🔊 They missed the off-ramp to Manhattan.
Examples from the Corpus
ramp• The back of the truck was flung open, a ramp was let down, and the loading began.• To the right there was a ramp down to a double garage on basement level.• I hit a patch of ice as I entered the ramp to the expressway.• Ah, the stink of the ramp.• The next day she was gone and the next night I was back on the ramp.• Eventually it is intended to remove the ramp which presently gives access to the pattern room.• She eased her speed to turn off to the ramp.• Sure I bumped my stump, showing off how mobile I am and how cunningly I have converted all stairs to ramps.
rampramp2 verb 🔊 🔊 → ramp something ↔ up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
ramp• So there will always be ramping.• Small quantities are already being sampled and volume production starts to ramp in January.• The erosion was anticipated because of Sparcstation 10 Model 41 shortages and the cost of ramping up new product production.• Research on the station will ramp up slower than expected because of smaller crews and limited resources.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrampramp /ræmp/ verb → ramp something → up→ See Verb table
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Verb table
ramp
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyramp
he, she, itramps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyramped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ramped
he, she, ithas ramped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ramped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ramp
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ramped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ramping
he, she, itis ramping
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you, we, theyare ramping
Past
I, he, she, itwas ramping
you, we, theywere ramping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ramping
he, she, ithas been ramping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ramping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ramping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ramping
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