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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun vamp has 3 senses

Verb vamp has 4 senses


vampv. i. 
     To advance; to travel.  [1913 Webster]
vampn. [OE. vampe, vaumpe, vauntpe, F. avantpied the forefoot, vamp; avant before, fore + pied foot, L. pes. See Advance, Van of an army, and Foot.].
  •  The part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt, and in front of the ankle seam; an upper.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any piece added to an old thing to give it a new appearance. See Vamp, v. t.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A usually improvized Jazz accompaniment, consisting of simple chords in sucession.  [PJC]
     A woman who seduces men with her charm and wiles, in order to exploit them.  [PJC]
vampv. t. 
  •  To provide, as a shoe, with new upper leather; hence, to to piece, as any old thing, with a new part; to repair; to patch; -- often followed by up.  [1913 Webster]
    "I had never much hopes of your vamped play."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To create with little skill; to concoct; to invent; -- usually with up; as, he vamped up an implausible excuse.  [PJC]
vampv. t. & i. 
     To seduce (a man) sexually for purpose of exploitation.  [PJC]


vamp, n. & v.
1 the upper front part of a boot or shoe.
2 a patched-up article.
3 an improvised musical accompaniment.
1 tr. (often foll. by up) repair or furbish.
2 tr. (foll. by up) make by patching or from odds and ends.
3 a tr. & intr. improvise a musical accompaniment (to). b tr. improvise (a musical accompaniment).
4 tr. put a new vamp to (a boot or shoe).

vamp, n. & v. colloq.
1 an unscrupulous flirt.
2 a woman who uses sexual attraction to exploit men.
1 tr. allure or exploit (a man).
2 intr. act as a vamp.

abbr. of VAMPIRE



Aspasia, Circe, Delilah, Don Juan, Jezebel, Lorelei, Messalina, Parthenope, Phryne, Siren, Thais, Vorspiel, ad-lib, adventuress, allure, attract, becharm, beguile, bewitch, brighten up, brush up, cadenza, captivate, captive, carry away, cast a spell, catch, charm, charmer, concert overture, conquest, cook up, coquette, courtesan, curtain raiser, dash off, date, demimondaine, demimonde, demirep, descant, do offhand, do up, dramatic overture, draw on, enamor, enchant, enchanter, enchantress, endear, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, enticer, entrance, extempore, extemporize, fake, fascinate, femme fatale, fire brigade, fire department, fire fighter, fire warden, fire-chaser, fire-eater, fireman, fix, fix up, flirt, flourish, forest fire fighter, freshen, furbish, furbish up, gold, gold digger, harem girl, hetaera, hold in thrall, honey, hot lick, houri, hypnotize, impromptu, improvisate, improvisation, improvise, infatuate, inflame with love, interpolation, intrigue, introduction, inveigler, jury-rig, knock off, lash up, lick, make up, mesmerize, odalisque, operatic overture, overhaul, overture, patch, play by ear, polish, polish up, prelude, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, refurbish, renovate, repair, retouch, revamp, revive, riff, rub up, scrap the plan, seduce, seducer, seductress, shine, siren, smokechaser, smokejumper, spell, spellbind, spruce, spruce up, steady, strike off, strumpet, sweet patootie, sweetheart, sweetie, tantalize, teaser, tempt, tempter, temptress, throw off, throw together, tone up, toss off, toss out, touch up, transport, vamp up, vampire, voluntary, volunteer fireman, whip up, whomp up, whore, wing it, witch




VB return to the original state, recover, rally, revive, come come to, come round, come to oneself, pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again, get well, get round, get the better of, get over, get about, rise from one's ashes, rise from the grave, survive, resume, reappear, come to, come to life again, live again, rise again, heal, skin over, cicatrize, right itself, restore, put back, place in statu quo, reinstate, replace, reseat, rehabilitate, reestablish, reestate, reinstall, reconstruct, rebuild, reorganize, reconstitute, reconvert, renew, renovate, regenerate, rejuvenate, redeem, reclaim, recover, retrieve, rescue, redress, recure, cure, heal, remedy, doctor, physic, medicate, break of, bring round, set on one's legs, resuscitate, revive, reanimate, revivify, recall to life, reproduce, warm up, reinvigorate, refresh, make whole, redintegrate, recoup, make good, make all square, rectify, correct, put right, put to rights, set right, set to rights, set straight, set up, put in order, refit, recruit, fill up, fill up the ranks, reinforce, repair, put in repair, remanufacture, put in thorough repair, put in complete repair, retouch, refashion, botch, vamp, tinker, cobble, do up, patch up, touch up, plaster up, vamp up, darn, finedraw, heelpiece, stop a gap, stanch, staunch, caulk, calk, careen, splice, bind up wounds.


VB change, alter, vary, wax and wane, modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with, turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, swerve, warp, deviate, turn aside, evert, intervert, pass to, take a turn, turn the corner, resume, work a change, modify, vamp, superinduce, transform, transfigure, transmute, transmogrify, transume, metamorphose, ring the changes, innovate, introduce new blood, shuffle the cards, give a turn to, give a color to, influence, turn the scale, shift the scene, turn over a new leaf, recast, reverse, disturb, convert into.


N fop, fine gentleman, swell, dandy, dandiprat, exquisite, coxcomb, beau, macaroni, blade, blood, buck, man about town, fast man, fribble, milliner, Jemmy Jessamy, carpet knight, masher, dude, fine lady, coquette, flirt, vamp.

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