vamp

Part of speech: verb

To provide with a vamp; hence, to furbish up; modernize; repair.

Part of speech: noun

The upper front part of a boot or shoe.

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Usage examples "vamp":

  1. Irene, continuing to baby- vamp him, waved him into the chair beside that into which she had sunk. - "Lonesome Town", Ethel and James Dorrance.
  2. Here was an epoch- making opportunity unexpectedly to force Lytham and the young vamp, as she called her, to ask Fallaray himself for an answer to this question, and watch the scene. - "The Rustle of Silk", Cosmo Hamilton.
  3. Or did Mrs. Hill vamp you and make roast meat of your heart with her eyes? - "The Thing from the Lake", Eleanor M. Ingram.