Definition of Ramp up

1. Verb. Bolster or strengthen. "Ramp up security in the airports"

Exact synonyms: Build, Build Up, Work Up
Generic synonyms: Increase
Related verbs: Build, Build Up, Progress, Work Up



Definition of Ramp up

1. Verb. (intransitive) To increase rapidly to a new value. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To increase (something) rapidly to a new value; to cause (something) to ramp up. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To start up; to be in an initial phase of rapid increase. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive management) To start (something) up; to cause (something) to ramp up. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ramp Up

ramollescence
ramona
ramonas
ramontchi
ramoon
ramorelix
ramose
ramosely
ramosetron
ramosities
ramosity
ramous
ramp-up
ramp ceremony
ramp up (current term)
rampacious
rampage
rampaged
rampageous
rampageously
rampageousness
rampager
rampagers
rampages
rampaging
rampagious
rampallian
rampallians
rampancies

Literary usage of Ramp up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Optimising Russian Natural Gas: Reform And Climate Policy by Isabel Murray, Alexandrina Platonova-Oquab, International Energy Agency (2006)
"More importantly, will Turkmenistan be able to ramp up production to 70-80 bcm quickly enough, given current production rates of about half this volume? ..."

2. Nuclear Waste: Uncertainties About Opening Waste Isolation Pilot Plant by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"This report has failed to recognize that the ramp-up to full WIPP operations ... DOE has scoped a ramp-up process that meets the resource needs of the DOE ..."

3. Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices by Ralph Fletcher (2006)
"Like the word grandstanding, glorify is a "ramp-up" word. ... Many of us may use ramp-up words or expressions without being aware of it. ..."

4. Report of the Quadrennial Defense Review by William S. Cohen (1997)
"Consistent with this decision, we are slowing our ramp-up to full production ... The ramp up to the full production rate of 48 per year will be delayed two ..."

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