Ramping
Ramp Ramp (r[a^]mp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ramped} (r[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ramping}.] [F. ramper to creep, OF., to climb; of German origin; cf. G. raffen to snatch, LG. & D. rapen. See {Rap} to snatch, and cf. {Romp}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To spring; to leap; to bound; to rear; to prance; to become rampant; hence, to frolic; to romp. [1913 Webster]

2. To move by leaps, or as by leaps; hence, to move swiftly or with violence. [1913 Webster]

Their bridles they would champ, And trampling the fine element would fiercely ramp. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To climb, as a plant; to creep up. [1913 Webster]

With claspers and tendrils, they [plants] catch hold, . . . and so ramping upon trees, they mount up to a great height. --Ray. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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