As the campaign trundles along, Bob is ramping up his study of Newt.
It looked as if the long-running covert operations against Iran were ramping up into a not-so-covert mini-war.
Sorely missed talent, of course, only goes so far in ramping up excitement for a new sitcom.
By ramping up the intensity, bittersweet chocolate demands more from your wine.
Of course, none of these factors guarantee a ramping down of events in Gaza.
The ramping and stamping, and roaring and scrambling for room to sit or lie, was horrific.
"I've a raging, ramping headache," said Mrs. Palmer solemnly.
I should think that might have stopped your ramping, if anything could.
He was ramping about the living-room, waiting for a fight—and he got it.
What started you ramping like a lion against the greasy grinds, Marjorie Daw?
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.