“Weightless 11 times, they said—I only counted four,” he says as we walk down the ramp.
Led by the color guard, and several chaplains, the detail shuffle-stepped toward the plane and up the ramp.
Most touching moment: the Obamas seeing the Bushes to the ramp of the helicopter.
A resurgent Qaeda presence in Iraq could also spur Iran to ramp up its support for Shiite militias in the country.
Rather, one would think now would be an ideal moment for a grateful ally to ramp it down and bide their time.
But no one appeared in the open hatch; no one came down the ramp.
In two minutes, it would be time for him to walk up the ramp into the G-boat.
When he got almost to the top of the ramp, I turned back around.
The station was completely empty as Ravdin walked down the ramp to the shuttles.
Twice again, before we reached the ramp they guarded, the angry attendants of the idol fell before our guns.
1778, "slope," from French rampe, back-formation from Old French verb ramper "to climb, scale, mount;" see ramp (v.). Meaning "road on or off a major highway" is from 1952, American English.
"rude, boisterous girl or woman," mid-15c., perhaps from ramp (v.). Cf. romp in Johnson's Dictionary (1755): "a rude, awkward, boisterous, untaught girl."
c.1300, "to climb; to stand on the hind legs" (of animals), from Old French ramper "to climb, scale, mount" (12c., in Modern French "to creep, crawl"), perhaps from Frankish *rampon "to contract oneself" (cf. Old High German rimpfan "to wrinkle," Old English hrimpan "to fold, wrinkle"), via notion of the bodily contraction involved in climbing [Klein], from Proto-Germanic *hrimp- "to contract oneself." Related: Ramped; ramping.