Ramp-up was originally an auto industry term used to indicate when a new model was scheduled to ship out, deliver, or "ramp-up" onto auto vehicle transport trucks. Also may used in other contexts, such as when a business switches over to or begins using a new software package or new version of older software. The term ramp-up was used primarily in a time context, when something was due to occur or occurred in the past.
The news media misconstrued the meaning of ramp-up a few years ago, when interviewing auto industry people, to be synonymous with "ratchet-up", meaning to increase or "turn-up". The term is now used almost exclusively in this context.
The Chevrolet Volt is scheduled to ramp-up in late 2010.
Our company will ramped-up its new accounting software package next month.
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When a song is excessively climbing/topping a music hype or sales chart.
Usually used when promoting your own material to a wider audience.
-Oi mate, that tunage is flying high... sick...
-Yeah homie, that track is ramping up the charts!!!
To become increasingly agitated for no apparent reason.
He was told no one cares about his new hair do. At first he was a little annoyed then he began rampin'up to homicidal.
A relatively new feature on high-end paintball markers:
The player simply presses the trigger 5 times a second for the first second, then the marker will speed up to a 15 balls per second rate of fire after the first second.
This has caused much controversy as it is being allowed in some professional paintball leagues, even though fully automatic fire is not, and ramping, at its core, is not a semi-automatic rate of fire, the only rate of fire previously allowed.
Ramping is generally considered a crutch of weak players and cheaters who don't have the skill or dexterity to shoot their markers at a fast rate of fire without having to rely on ramping or automatic fire.
Ramping is for pussies.
The last 50 seconds-1 minute of the album version of the song Monsoon, which is the English version of Durch den Monsun, by the German alternative-rock-pop sensation Tokio Hotel.more...
Bill Kaulitz, the younger of the Kaulitz twins, usually sings all the vocals, except during live performances when bassist, Georg Listing, backs-up. Also, during the song Raise Your Hands (German: Wo Sinde Eure Hande), guitarist-and-elder-twin, Tom Kaulitz, joins Georg and Bill in the chorus.
However, the Tom chorus is usually a reference to Tom's back-up vocals in track two (Monsoon) of the band's English Album: Scream. Tom sings a harmony during the last chorus of the song, creating a bit of low-voiced chaos behind Bill's vocals.
Monsoon can, of course, be found on YouTube, iTunes, and almost any other music site, given that it is one of Tokio Hotel's top English hits. The German version, however, does not have this back-up vocal effect, and, there is wide-spread controversy between TH fans about whether or not the vocals really are those of sexy hexy
A piece of rebar, or other very heavy material, with a grip made of tape at the end. This is designed to simulate a sword for forms, while ramping up the challenge involved.
Hiro is in his 20-by-30 at the U-Stor-It. He is spending a little time in Reality, as per the suggestion of his partner. The door is open so that ocean breezes and jet exhaust can blow through. All the furniture - the futons, the cargo pallet, the experimental cinderblock furniture - has been pushed up against the walls. He is holding a one-meter-long piece of heavy rebar with tape wrapped around one end to make a handle. The rebar approximates a katana, but it is very much heavier. He calls it redneck katana.
- Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
The act of "ramping up" a conversation or situation without provocation. Devrived from the game Angry Birds in which the yellow bird, when tapped will immediately double its speed at the current trajectory with total disregard to the consequences.
I saw what she did, but don't yellowbird it!