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Vamp   /væmp/   Listen
Vamp

verb
(past & past part. vamped; pres. part. vamping)
1.
Make up.  Synonym: vamp up.
2.
Piece (something old) with a new part.  Synonym: vamp up.
3.
Act seductively with (someone).
4.
Provide (a shoe) with a new vamp.  Synonym: revamp.






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"Vamp" Quotes from Famous Books



... day on my life has become one of unremitting toil. Together with the rest of the Show Girls I vamp and slouch my way around the clock with ever increasing seductiveness. We are really doing splendidly. The ponies come leaping lightly across the floor waving their freckled, muscular arms from side to side and looking very unattractive indeed in ...
— Biltmore Oswald - The Diary of a Hapless Recruit • J. Thorne Smith, Jr.

... Not half as vulgar as it is. You will be known during your fifteen years as a ragtime kid, a flapper, a jazz-baby, and a baby vamp. You will dance new dances neither more nor less gracefully than you danced the ...
— The Beautiful and Damned • F. Scott Fitzgerald

... old stories of one kind and another, as they happened to find them, and vamp them up to suit their purposes; stories, old or new, they did not much ...
— The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded • Delia Bacon

... eye. "The old boy believed in solid comfort. You wouldn't think to look at this that he'd spent years on a bronc's back buckin' blizzards. Some luxury, I'll say! Looks like one o' them palaces of the vamp ladies the ...
— Tangled Trails - A Western Detective Story • William MacLeod Raine



Words linked to "Vamp" :   touch on, dally, furbish up, patch, musical accompaniment, accompaniment, repair, mend, piece of leather, doctor, upper, vamper, philander, bushel, mash, fabricate, prickteaser, chat up, make up, revamp, butterfly, cook up, restore, adult female, vamp up, fix, woman, coquet, backup, piece, minx, invent, romance, support, manufacture



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