To Ramp. v.n. [ramper, French; rampare, Italian; ꞃmpn, Saxon.]
- To leap with violence. Foaming tarr, their bridles they would champ,
And trampling the fine element, would fiercely ramp. F. Q.
Out of the thickest wood
A ramping lyon rushed suddenly,
Hunting full greedy after savage blood. Fairy Queen.
They gape upon me with their mouths; as a ramping and roaring lion. Psalm xxii.13.
Upon a bull, that deadly bellowed,
Two horrid lions rampt, and seiz'd, and tugg'd off. Chapm.
Sporting the lion ramp'd; and in his paw
Dandled the kid. Milton.
- To climb as a plant.
Furnished with claspers and tendrils, they catch hold of them, and so ramping upon trees, they mount up to a great height. Ray on the Creation.