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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Fulfilling an outstanding fixture at Benllech A, the 1992 title winners romped home with an easy 11-1 victory.
▪ Its strategy was an abject failure on its own terms, for the Gaullists romped home in the June elections.
▪ It seems both Gary Spring and Danielle Sanderson romped home.
▪ Once again it was the Club Secretary Eddie who came to the fore maintaining his good form and romping home a clear winner.
▪ As expected, Sue Coxshall romped to an individual victory.
▪ In their two previous clashes with Kenfig, Llanelli romped to a 47-3 victory in 1981 and 33-12 in 1990.
▪ Payne Stewart romped to a nine-stroke win at the Dutch Open.
▪ Inside, mums and dads drank champagne while kids romped in a room full of slides, bouncy chairs and climbing frames.
▪ Rodriguez thought they must all look like big, hairless teddy-bears romping over the dunes.
▪ The Baxters romped to the last four 7 & 6 and meet the Sykes in today's semi-finals.
▪ "Tom Jones" is a bawdy romp through 18th century England.
▪ Nebraska's 59-28 romp over Utah State
▪ A romp to loosen the mind and body.
▪ Every year was a romp to the playoffs.
▪ Friends bosses hope the romp will perk up their ratings.
▪ He chose the lead dancer-then whisked her off for a romp.
▪ I lay back like a king lion and let her romp.
▪ It is the kind of romp that Peter Schaffer cooked up in Amadeus.
▪ She used to bounce and romp.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Romp \Romp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Romped; p. pr. & vb. n. Romping.] [A variant of ramp. See Ramp to leap, Rampallian.]

  1. To play rudely and boisterously; to leap and frisk about in play.

  2. To go rapidly and without strained effort.

  3. To win easily; -- often used with over, in sports games; as, the Yankees romped over the Boston Red Sox, 10-2.


Romp \Romp\, n.

  1. A girl who indulges in boisterous play.

  2. Rude, boisterous play or frolic; rough sport.

    While romp-loving miss Is hauled about in gallantry robust.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1709, "to play, sport, frolic;" 1734, "piece of lively play;" perhaps a variant of ramp (v.); but also see romp (n.). Meaning "to win (a contest) with great ease" first attested 1888. Related: Romped; romping.\n


1734, "piece of lively play," from romp (v.). From 1706 as "a wanton girl" (probably a variant of ramp (n.2)).


n. 1 A period of boisterous play, a frolic. 2 (context slang English) A bout of playful or boisterous sex. 3 (context archaic English) A girl who indulges in boisterous play; a tomboy. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To play about roughly, energetically or boisterously. 2 (context transitive US English) (Often used with ''down'') To press forcefully, to encourage vehemently, to oppress. 3 To win easily. 4 (context slang English) To engage in playful or boisterous sex.

  1. n. an easy victory [syn: runaway, blowout, laugher, shoo-in, walkaway]

  2. a girl who behaves in a boyish manner [syn: tomboy, hoyden]

  3. gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly" [syn: play, frolic, gambol, caper]

  4. v. play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom" [syn: frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, run around, lark about]

  5. run easily and fairly fast

  6. win easily; "romp a race"

ROMP (disambiguation)

ROMP may refer to:

  • ROMP, Research (Office Products Division) Micro Processor
  • Ring opening metathesis polymerization, an olefin polymerization method
  • Romp Comet, a type of Prankster Comet from the video game Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • ROMP, A New Brunswick based indie rock band.

The ROMP or Research OPD Micro Processor was a 10 MHz RISC microprocessor designed by IBM in the early 1980s. It is also known in some circles as 032. "OPD" stands for "Office Products Division", the division of IBM which originated the processor. The ROMP was manufactured on a 2 µm process with 45,000 transistors, saw first in silicon in 1981, and was originally developed to be used in office equipment and small computers. It was intended as a follow-on to a mid-1970s processor called the " OPD Mini Processor", which was used in text editing systems such as the IBM Office System/6. ROMP originally was shipped in the IBM RT/PC line, announced in 1986, and was later used in an IBM laser printer. For a time the IBM RT/PC was planned to be a personal computer, with ROMP replacing the Intel 8088. However, the software was targeted more towards engineering workstations.

The original ROMP had a 24-bit Reduced Instruction Set Computer ( RISC) architecture developed by IBM, but the instruction set was changed to 32 bits a few years into the development. It was originally implemented in a 2 µm NMOS technology. It had sixteen 32-bit general purpose registers and used 32-bit addresses and data paths. The microprocessor was controlled by 118 simple two- and four-byte instructions. Internal processor organization enabled the CPU to execute most register-to-register instructions in a single cycle. An IBM-developed advanced memory management chip provided virtual memory address translation functions and memory control.

The architectural work started in late spring of 1977, as a spin-off of the T.J. Watson Research 801 processor (hence the "Research" in the acronym). Most of the architectural changes were for cost reductions, such as adding 16-bit instructions for byte-efficiency - a main concern at the time. For embedded systems, this is still a concern; ARM, MIPS and Power Architecture have all added 16-bit instructions to their architectures, which were originally 32-bit only.

The first chips were ready in early 1981. Thus, ROMP was possibly the first working commercial RISC, depending on whether or not it was a true RISC and whether or not one could count it as a commercial product in 1981, since it didn't actually ship until 1986. This delay was caused by overly ambitious software plans for the RT/PC and its operating system (OS). This OS virtualized the hardware and could host multiple other operating systems, though UNIX was the only operating system to be ported to the underlying virtual OS. This technology, called virtualization, while commonplace in mainframe systems, only began to gain traction in smaller systems in the 21st century. The IBM RT/PC consequently fell behind competitors such as Sun Microsystems and Apollo Computer who ported UNIX directly to their platforms.

Usage examples of "romp".

Overjoyed to have a new friend, Gleep romped around Alder, then helped him follow the tracks.

Sighing with relief, she sat on a bench by the almonry and watched Jenny romp with a kitten.

Haar romp was ongetwijfeld even bont en blauw als het zijne, maar om veel redenen kon hij zich er eenvoudigweg niet toe zetten te kijken of ze gebroken ribben had of in haar buik gewond was geraakt.

Cape Cod buff, a true-blue Cape Codder, romping and gambolling there annually with his extended family.

Bird house with an army of cats, or gobbling pink victuals, romping in the mud?

During the day, as they romped through the streets or the fields, little brothers would be forced to play the heathen so that their older siblings might trounce them with sword-like sticks.

Laughed at, romped with, dragged back, thrown into the swimming-pool, expected to play and perform for them, he rebelled at last.

She dazzled the girls, she romped with the boys, she entered with the greatest glee into rural occupations, rode on the roughest pony, saw sunset and sunrise from Barnbougle, and threatened to learn to milk cows and cut corn.

And I once again enwrapped all that hot limber skill, endured her delighted chuckling, romped her onto her spring-steel spine, and tried in my endless, mindless, idiot frenzy to hammer her down through the damn silk sheets, down through the foam and springs, down through the carpeting and the tile and the beams and down into the deep black Mexican soil under the lovely and formal old house, where I could be buried without fanfare and sleep forever and ever and ever.

After a moment, Hank came charging around the barn and romped up to me where I stood at the kennel door.

And if he were not weary, he was in the thick of his work or resting momentarily from it or sitting soberly beside the scarred head of mother bruin or romping wildly with the cubs.

If Jack and Jerry depended upon the boy for fun and romping which she could not give them, she depended upon him for the very food which sustained her life, and, though her appetite was even more rapidly outgrowing his ability to supply her with provisions, a small oasis is better than a complete desert.

When her lessons were over, however, her ill-humour was generally over too: while riding her spirited pony, or romping with the dogs or her brothers and sister, but especially with her dear brother John, she was as happy as a lark.

Cloud-shadow and scudding sun-burst Were swift on the floor of the sea, And a mad wind was romping its worst, But what was their magic to me?

When she wrung herself from him, she shook her little hand with a rage that quivered through every nerve, and had more of hate than of romping folly or momentary pique in its passion.