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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

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

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