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vamp 1

 (vămp)
n.
1. The upper part of a boot or shoe covering the instep and sometimes extending over the toe.
2.
a. Something patched up or refurbished.
b. Something rehashed, as a book based on old material.
3. Music One or more bars of music repeated indefinitely as an accompaniment.
v. vamped, vamp·ing, vamps
v.tr.
1. To provide (a shoe) with a new vamp.
2. To patch up (something old); refurbish.
3. To put together; fabricate or improvise: With no hard news available about the summit meeting, the reporters vamped up questions based only on rumor.
4. Music
a. To play (a vamp).
b. To improvise (a melody) over a vamp.
v.intr. Music
1. To play a vamp.
2. To improvise over a vamp.

[Middle English vampe, sock, from Old French avanpie : avaunt, before; see vanguard + pie, foot (from Latin pēs; see ped- in Indo-European roots).]

vamp′er n.

vamp 2

(vămp) Informal
n.
1. A woman who aggressively seduces men, sometimes to exploit or manipulate them.
2. A vampire.
v. vamped, vamp·ing, vamps
v. tr.
To seduce or exploit (someone) in the manner of a vamp.
v. intr.
To behave like a vamp.

[Short for vampire.]

vamp′ish adj.
vamp′ish·ly adv.
vamp′y adj.

vamp

(væmp)
n
a seductive woman who exploits men by use of her sexual charms
vb
to exploit (a man) in the fashion of a vamp
[C20: short for vampire]
ˈvamper n
ˈvampish adj
ˈvampishly adv

vamp

(væmp)
n
1. something patched up to make it look new
2. the reworking of a theme, story, etc
3. (Jazz) an improvised accompaniment, consisting largely of chords
4. (Clothing & Fashion) the front part of the upper of a shoe
vb
5. (Clothing & Fashion) (often foll by: up) to give a vamp to; make a renovation of
6. (Jazz) to improvise (an accompaniment) to (a tune)
[C13: from Old French avantpié the front part of a shoe (hence, something patched), from avant- fore- + pié foot, from Latin pēs]
ˈvamper n

vamp1

(væmp)

n.
1. the portion of a shoe upper that covers the instep and toes.
2. something pieced together.
3. an introductory musical passage commonly consisting of a repeated succession of chords played before the start of a solo.
v.t.
4. to repair (a shoe) with a new vamp.
5. to patch; repair.
6. to give (something) a new appearance by adding a patch.
7. to concoct or invent: to vamp up ugly rumors.
v.i.
8. to play a musical vamp.
[1175–1225; Middle English vampe < Anglo-French; Middle French avant-pie=avant- fore- (see avaunt) + pie foot (< Latin pedem, acc. of pēs)]
vamp′er, n.
vamp′ish, adj.

vamp2

(væmp)

n.
1. a seductive woman.
v.t.
2. to seduce with feminine charms.
v.i.
3. to act as a vamp.
[1905–10; short for vampire]

vamp

- Theda Bara's performance in the movie The Vampire brought us this word, meaning "seductive woman."
See also related terms for movie.

vamp


Past participle: vamped
Gerund: vamping

Imperative
vamp
vamp
Present
I vamp
you vamp
he/she/it vamps
we vamp
you vamp
they vamp
Preterite
I vamped
you vamped
he/she/it vamped
we vamped
you vamped
they vamped
Present Continuous
I am vamping
you are vamping
he/she/it is vamping
we are vamping
you are vamping
they are vamping
Present Perfect
I have vamped
you have vamped
he/she/it has vamped
we have vamped
you have vamped
they have vamped
Past Continuous
I was vamping
you were vamping
he/she/it was vamping
we were vamping
you were vamping
they were vamping
Past Perfect
I had vamped
you had vamped
he/she/it had vamped
we had vamped
you had vamped
they had vamped
Future
I will vamp
you will vamp
he/she/it will vamp
we will vamp
you will vamp
they will vamp
Future Perfect
I will have vamped
you will have vamped
he/she/it will have vamped
we will have vamped
you will have vamped
they will have vamped
Future Continuous
I will be vamping
you will be vamping
he/she/it will be vamping
we will be vamping
you will be vamping
they will be vamping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vamping
you have been vamping
he/she/it has been vamping
we have been vamping
you have been vamping
they have been vamping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vamping
you will have been vamping
he/she/it will have been vamping
we will have been vamping
you will have been vamping
they will have been vamping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vamping
you had been vamping
he/she/it had been vamping
we had been vamping
you had been vamping
they had been vamping
Conditional
I would vamp
you would vamp
he/she/it would vamp
we would vamp
you would vamp
they would vamp
Past Conditional
I would have vamped
you would have vamped
he/she/it would have vamped
we would have vamped
you would have vamped
they would have vamped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vamp - a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit menvamp - a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.vamp - an improvised musical accompanimentvamp - an improvised musical accompaniment
musical accompaniment, accompaniment, backup, support - a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
3.vamp - piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoevamp - piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe
piece of leather - a separate part consisting of leather
upper - piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot; "Uppers come in many styles"
Verb1.vamp - make up; "vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting"
cook up, fabricate, invent, manufacture, make up - make up something artificial or untrue
2.vamp - piece (something old) with a new part; "vamp up an old speech"
patch, piece - to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
3.vamp - act seductively with (someone)
chat up, coquet, coquette, flirt, mash, philander, romance, dally, butterfly - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
4.vamp - provide (a shoe) with a new vamp; "revamp my old boots"
fix, furbish up, mend, repair, bushel, doctor, touch on, restore - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"

vamp

noun
1. seductress, siren, femme fatale (French), temptress, Mata Hari, mantrap (informal) a vamp in a figure-hugging black dress
verb
1. seduce, tempt, lure, lead on, flirt with, toy with, beguile, chat up (informal), make up to, trifle with, make eyes at the scene in which the hero is vamped by a brunette siren

vamp

noun
1. Informal. A usually unscrupulous woman who seduces or exploits men:
Informal: witch.
2. Informal. A woman who is given to flirting:
Translations
wamp

vamp

[væmp]
A. N
1. (= woman) → vampiresa f, vampi f
2. [of shoe] → empeine m
3. (= patch) → remiendo m
4. (Mus) (= improvised accompaniment) → acompañamiento m improvisado
B. VT
1. (= flirt with) → coquetear con, flirtear con
to vamp sb into doing sthengatusar a algn para que haga algo
2. [+ shoe] → poner empella a
3. (Mus) → improvisar, improvisar un acompañamiento para
C. VI (Mus) → improvisar (un acompañamiento)
vamp up VT + ADV (= make more attractive) [+ dress, room] → arreglar
to vamp up an engine (= repair) → componer un motor; (= supercharge) → sobrealimentar un motor

vamp

[ˈvæmp]
nvamp f
vtvamper

vamp

1
n (= woman)Vamp m
vt she’s been vamping him all the timesie hat die ganze Zeit ihre Reize bei ihm spielen lassen
viden Vamp spielen

vamp

2
n
(of shoe: = upper) → Oberleder nt
(Mus) → Improvisation f
vt
(= repair)flicken
(Mus) accompanimentimprovisieren, sich (dat)einfallen lassen
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