from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A course of violent, frenzied behavior or action.
- intransitive v. To move about wildly or violently.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A course of violent, frenzied action.
- v. To move about wildly or violently
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Violent or riotous behavior; a state of excitement, passion, or debauchery.
- intransitive v. To leap or prance about, as an animal; to be violent; to rage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A leaping or jumping about, as from anger or excitement; violent or furious movement; excited action of any kind: as, to be on the rampage; to go on a rampage.
- To act or move in a ramping manner; spring or rush violently; rage or storm about.
- To run or prance about; move springily or friskily; romp; riot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. act violently, recklessly, or destructively
- n. violently angry and destructive behavior
Scots, possibly from ramp2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English ramp ("rave, rush wildly about"), from Old French ramper. (Wiktionary)