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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



... times able to respond to his wishes. Fortunately, one of the bandmen remembered the melody and played it over softly to me on his cornet in a corner. I hastily wrote out several parts for the leading instruments, and told the rest of the band to vamp in the key of E flat. Then we played the "Cachuca" to the entire satisfaction of Mr. Arthur, who came again to the door and said: "There, I knew ...
— The Experiences of a Bandmaster • John Philip Sousa



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