Here is a sentence from a game app's description:

In the game, you soar off ramps to beat competitors to the finish line.

I am not sure about the meaning of the phrase soar off ramps here. How would you explain the same idea in different words?

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The meaning seems to be literal. For example, think of ski jumping:

Ski Jumper Sarah Hendrickson Takes Flight on the Sleeping Giant

In this picture, the skier is soaring off a ramp. "Soaring" is essentially synonymous with "gliding"; the skier will be in the air for at least a second and travel quite some distance. "Off" tells us that the skier used the ramp to help her jump. A "ramp" is essentially a slope; in this image it is the large structure in the background, but other sports use ramps that look different.

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