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revamp

[v. ree-vamp; n. ree-vamp] /v. riˈvæmp; n. ˈriˌvæmp/
verb (used with object)
1.
to renovate, redo, or revise:
We've decided to revamp the entire show.
noun
2.
an act or instance of restructuring, reordering, or revising something; overhaul:
a revamp of the nation's foreign policy.
Origin of revamp
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; re- + vamp1
Related forms
revamper, noun
revampment, noun
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  • There was the gossip of the town in which he lived as biting as the hoar frost, revamped and magnified to his hurt.

    The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
  • I'm the same Molly underneath even if I have been revamped and decorated.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • It is old Protestantism revamped, and varnished with a mixture of rationalism and orientalism.

  • The revamped narrative is worth quoting in full for other reasons.

    Captain John Smith Charles Dudley Warner
  • Thor and Odin will doubtless be revamped, and the rites of the Druids revived.

    Nuggets of the New Thought William Walker Atkinson,
British Dictionary definitions for revamped

revamp

/riːˈvæmp/
verb (transitive)
1.
to patch up or renovate; repair or restore
noun
2.
something that has been renovated or revamped
3.
the act or process of revamping
Derived Forms
revamper, noun
revamping, noun
Word Origin
C19: from re- + vamp²
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Word Origin and History for revamped

revamp

v.

1850, from re- "again" + vamp (v.) "patch up, replace the upper front part of a shoe." An earlier verb was new-vamp (1630s). Modern use is typically figurative. Related: Revamped; revamping.

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Slang definitions & phrases for revamped

revamp

verb

To improve by remaking; renovate; revise: We can't just patch it up; we need to revamp the whole proposal

[1850+; fr shoemakers, ''to replace the upper front part of a shoe'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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