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English noun: vamp

1. vamp (person) a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men


Synonymscoquette, flirt, minx, prickteaser, tease, vamper


Broader (hypernym)adult female, woman

2. vamp (communication) an improvised musical accompaniment


Broader (hypernym)accompaniment, backup, musical accompaniment, support

3. vamp (artifact) piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe


Broader (hypernym)piece of leather


Part meronymupper


English verb: vamp

1. vamp (creation) make up


SamplesVamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting.


Synonymsvamp up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cook up, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture

2. vamp (contact) piece (something old) with a new part


SamplesVamp up an old speech.


Synonymsvamp up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)patch, piece

3. vamp (communication) act seductively with (someone)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)butterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, mash, philander, romance

4. vamp (change) provide (a shoe) with a new vamp


SamplesRevamp my old boots.


Synonymsrevamp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on









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