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Probably a variant of ramp.
- (intransitive) To play about roughly, energetically or boisterously.
- When the kids're allowed to romp in the bedroom, they break something.
- (transitive, US) (Often used with down) To press forcefully, to encourage vehemently, to oppress.
- To win easily.
- England romped to an easy win over Australia.
- 2014 October 18, Paul Doyle, “Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter”, in The Guardian:
- Ronald Koeman collected that prize in the run-up to this game, and then watched his team romp to their biggest victory for nearly a century, inflicting a defeat that Sunderland will struggle to forget.
- (with adverb) To move with little effort relatively quickly.
- We romped along with the wind astern.
- 1959 October, Cecil J. Allen, “Locomotive Running Past and Present”, in Trains Illustrated, page 477:
- From Crewe, of course, the ten-coach load of 347/370 tons was a laughably easy proposition for the two engines, between them in effect making up Class "11" power, and they fairly romped away with the train.
- (slang) To engage in playful or boisterous sex.
to play roughly or energetically
romp (plural romps)
- (now archaic) Someone who romps; especially, a girl or young woman who indulges in boisterous play; a tomboy. [from 17th c.]
- 1791 (date written), Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects, 1st American edition, Boston, Mass.: […] Peter Edes for Thomas and Andrews, […], published 1792, →OCLC:
- I will venture to affirm, that a girl, whose spirits have not been damped by inactivity, or innocence tainted by false shame, will always be a romp, and the doll will never excite attention unless confinement allows her no alternative.
- A period of boisterous play, a frolic; now especially, a bout of sexual activity, especially when illicit. [from 18th c.]
- An enjoyable, fast-paced but essentially inconsequential film, play, or other piece of entertainment. [from 19th c.]
- (chiefly sports) A decisive victory; a game, match etc. which is won easily. [from 20th c.]
period of boisterous play
romp (plural rompe)
- third-person singular present indicative form of rompre
- second-person singular imperative form of rompre
- to break