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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: ramp 'to behave threateningly' (14-19 centuries), from French ramper; RAMPANT

romp

1 verb
     
romp1 [intransitive]
1 [always + adverb/preposition] to play in a noisy way, especially by running, jumping etc
romp around/about
They could hear the children romping around upstairs.
2 to win a race, competition, election etc very easily
romp to a win/victory
The women's team romped to a 132-81 win over Ireland.
In 1906 the Liberal Party romped back to power.
romp home British English
The favourite, Badawi, romped home in the first race.

romp through something

phrasal verb
informal to succeed in doing or finishing something quickly and easily

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