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ramp

Pronunciation: /ræmp/

Translation of ramp in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (slope) rampa (feminine) entrance o on ramp (American English/inglés norteamericano) vía (feminine) de acceso ([ a una autopista ]) exit o off ramp (American English/inglés norteamericano) vía (feminine) de salida ([ de una autopista ])
    Example sentences
    • Michelle rolled my wheelchair up the ramp on the stage, and I got to the microphone.
    • The temple rises from the valley floor in three colonnaded terraces connected by ramps.
    • They would also like to see the playground levelled and a ramp installed.
    1.2 (on ship, aircraft) (for passengers) escalerilla (feminine); (for vehicles) rampa (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • I stumbled up the boarding ramp and entered the code sequence that would open the main hatch for me.
    • There was no flying, of course, as the ramps, runways and aircraft were also ice covered.
    • They hoist their bags on to the ramp, step up into the back of the aircraft and pass their bags forward to the cargo hold.
    1.3 (platform) elevador (masculine) 1.4 (hump) (British English/inglés británico) desnivel (masculine) speed ramp speed bump
    Example sentences
    • Paddy O'Callaghan said that adults and children were crossing the road on a speed ramp.
    • Controversial speed ramps at the Woodstock Service Station in Athy will be lowered.
    • If we cannot control this, we're going to have to have ramps on all the roads.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], manipular

Phrasal verbs

ramp up

verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb/verbo + adverbio + complemento, verbo + complemento + adverbio
(British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] ramp 2 1.1 [production/prices] aumentar

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