Translation of ramp in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ræmp/


  • 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 ])
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    • 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)
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    • 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
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    • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.