What does ramp up mean?

Definitions for ramp up

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ramp up.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. build up, work up, build, ramp up(verb)

    bolster or strengthen

    "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"


  1. ramp up(Verb)

    To increase rapidly to a new value.

  2. ramp up(Verb)

    To increase (something) rapidly to a new value; to cause (something) to ramp up.

  3. ramp up(Verb)

    To start up; to be in an initial phase of rapid increase.

  4. ramp up(Verb)

    To start (something) up; to cause (something) to ramp up.


  1. Ramp up

    Ramp up is a term used in economics and business to describe an increase in firm production ahead of anticipated increases in product demand. Alternatively, ramp up describes the period between product development, and maximum capacity utilization, characterized by product and process experimentation and improvements. Ramp up typically occurs when a company strikes a deal with a distributor, retailer, or producer, which will substantially increase product demand. For example, in June, 2008, after launching a joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile, Toyota announced that it would “ramp up” production in China to meet expected increases in market demand by constructing a plant in Guangdong, which would produce some 120,000 additional Camry sedans. As ramp up is typical in early stages of firm or market development, the term and process is widely associated with venture capital, which seek to rapidly increase rate of return on investment, just prior to exit. For example, Wrightspeed, the producer of the X1 electric car prototype, began to seek out capital in order to hire on 50 well-trained employees in order to “ramp up” production in anticipation of sales successes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramp up in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramp up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Greg Hayes:

    Pratt faces some significant headwinds on this ramp-up.

  2. Matt Bridges:

    It's going to be a long time for that (isocracker) to ramp up again.

  3. Chief Executive Philippe Petitcolin:

    In the coming months, the challenge of the LEAP ramp-up will intensify.

  4. Francis Archambault:

    The job was very well done in terms of building capacity for this ramp-up.

  5. Nadim Bashir:

    We're just trying to ramp up our efforts in the community and get a better name.

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