ramp

A ramp is a slope or an incline, a surface that tilts from one level to another. Someone using a wheelchair might need a ramp to get from the doorway of a building down to its parking lot.

A skateboarder might use a ramp to gather speed, while a man pushing a stroller uses it to push his baby onto the sidewalk after crossing the street. Passengers also walk down ramps when they exit boats and trains. There's also the plant called a ramp, also known as wild onion or wild garlic. As a verb, to ramp means to provide with a ramp, but the more common "to ramp up" means "to increase."

Definitions of ramp
  1. noun
    an inclined surface connecting two levels
    synonyms: incline
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    types:
    ski jump
    a steep downward ramp from which skiers jump
    type of:
    inclined plane
    a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal
  2. noun
    a movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft
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    type of:
    staircase, stairway
    a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
  3. verb
    furnish with a ramp
    “The ramped auditorium”
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    type of:
    furnish, provide, render, supply
    give something useful or necessary to
  4. verb
    behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
    synonyms: rage, storm
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    type of:
    act, behave, do
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  5. verb
    stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing
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    type of:
    stand, stand up
    be standing; be upright
  6. verb
    be rampant
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    type of:
    model, pose, posture, sit
    assume a posture as for artistic purposes
  7. noun
    North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
    synonyms: Allium tricoccum, wild leek
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    type of:
    alliaceous plant
    bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
  8. verb
    creep up -- used especially of plants
    “The roses ramped over the wall”
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    type of:
    climb, climb up, go up, mount
    go upward with gradual or continuous progress
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