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'Vamp'

Definition of 'vamp'
From: WordNet
noun
A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men [syn: coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteaser]
noun
An improvised musical accompaniment
noun
Piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe
verb
Make up; "vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting" [syn: vamp, vamp up]
verb
Piece (something old) with a new part; "vamp up an old speech" [syn: vamp, vamp up]
verb
Act seductively with (someone)
verb
Provide (a shoe) with a new vamp; "revamp my old boots" [syn: vamp, revamp]
Definition of 'Vamp'
From: GCIDE
Vamp \Vamp\ (v[a^]mp), v. i. To advance; to travel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Vamp'
From: GCIDE
Vamp \Vamp\, n. [OE. vampe, vaumpe, vauntpe, F. avantpied the forefoot, vamp; avant before, fore + pied foot, L. pes. See Advance, Van of an army, and Foot.]
1. The part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt, and in front of the ankle seam; an upper. [1913 Webster]
2. Any piece added to an old thing to give it a new appearance. See Vamp, v. t. [1913 Webster]
3. (Music) A usually improvized Jazz accompaniment, consisting of simple chords in sucession. [PJC]
Definition of 'Vamp'
From: GCIDE
Vamp \Vamp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vamped (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Vamping.]
1. 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. --Swift. [1913 Webster]
2. To create with little skill; to concoct; to invent; -- usually with up; as, he vamped up an implausible excuse. [PJC]
Definition of 'vamp'
From: GCIDE
vamp \vamp\, n. A woman who seduces men with her charm and wiles, in order to exploit them. [PJC]
Definition of 'vamp'
From: GCIDE
vamp \vamp\, v. t. & i. To seduce (a man) sexually for purpose of exploitation. [PJC]
Synonyms of 'vamp'
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