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ramp up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. build up, work up, build, ramp upverb

    bolster or strengthen

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


  1. ramp upverb

    To increase rapidly to a new value.

  2. ramp upverb

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

  3. ramp upverb

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

  4. ramp upverb

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


  1. ramp up

    "Ramp up" generally refers to the process of increasing the intensity, amount, production or quantity of something gradually or incrementally over a period of time. This may refer to various aspects such as business activities, manufacturing, production, operations or even individuals' performance and skills. This is often done in order to match an expected increase in demand or outright improvement.


  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.

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  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

Examples of ramp up in a Sentence

  1. Matt Bridges:

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

  2. Greg Frost:

    About 70 million of the patient's T cells are removed, engineered, and put back into the patient. Those cells will ramp up and multiply in the body nearly 1,000 fold, that rush is very powerful in controlling cancer, but they're off on their own.

  3. Mike Rogers:

    You've just limited your ability to do something, i would argue you're going to have to ramp up sanctions. It needs to be very serious. Remember - a nation-state was threatening violence.

  4. Stefan Jacoby:

    We could not ramp up Spin production to boost the volume as we had expected ... although the product was really good, the logistics chain of the Spin was too complex; we had low volume so we could not localize the car accordingly, and from the cost point of view we were just not competitive.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    We're going to have to ramp up not just training, but also commitment, and we better get Sunni tribes more activated than they currently have been.

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