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Definition 1: piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe - [noun denoting artifact]

(vamp is a kind of ...) a separate part consisting of leather

(... is part of vamp) 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"

Definition 2: an improvised musical accompaniment - [noun denoting communication]

(vamp is a kind of ...) a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

Definition 3: a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for vamp in the sense of this definition

(vamp is a kind of ...) an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

"the woman kept house while the man hunted"

Definition 4: provide (a shoe) with a new vamp - [verb of change]

Samples where vamp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • revamp my old boots

Synonyms for vamp in the sense of this definition

(vamp is a kind of ...) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

Definition 5: act seductively with (someone) - [verb of communication]

(vamp is a kind of ...) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

"The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries" "My husband never flirts with other women"

Definition 6: piece (something old) with a new part - [verb of contact]

Samples where vamp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • vamp up an old speech

Synonyms for vamp in the sense of this definition

(vamp is a kind of ...) to join or unite the pieces of

"patch the skirt"

Definition 7: make up - [verb of creation]

Samples where vamp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting

Synonyms for vamp in the sense of this definition

(vamp is a kind of ...) concoct something artificial or untrue

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