Meaning of vamp

vamp

Pronunciation: (vamp), [key]
— n.
  1. the portion of a shoe or boot upper that covers the instep and toes.
  2. something patched up or pieced together.
  3. an accompaniment, usually improvised, consisting of a succession of simple chords.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish with a vamp, esp. to repair (a shoe or boot) with a new vamp.
  2. to patch up; repair.
  3. to give (something) a new appearance by adding a patch or piece.
  4. to concoct or invent (often fol. by up): He vamped up a few ugly rumors to discredit his enemies.
  5. to improvise (an accompaniment or the like).
—v.i.
  1. to improvise an accompaniment, tune, etc.

vamp

Pronunciation: (vamp), [key]
— n.
  1. a seductive woman who uses her sensuality to exploit men.
—v.t.
  1. to use feminine charms upon; seduce.
—v.i.
  1. to act as a vamp.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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