[verb ree-vamp; noun ree-vamp]
- to renovate, redo, or revise: We've decided to revamp the entire show.
- an act or instance of restructuring, reordering, or revising something; overhaul: a revamp of the nation's foreign policy.
Origin of revamp
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Examples from the Web for revamping
Yahoo Recruits More Top Names: Yahoo was serious about the revamping.Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze to Write Play For NYFW; Audrey Hepburn’s Granddaughter Makes Her Modeling Debut
The Fashion Beast Team
August 13, 2014
The Plant is also in the middle of revamping its energy system.Vertical Indoor Farms Are Growing in the U.S.
May 7, 2013
A Wharton M.B.A., she was the former CEO of the digital advertising agency Digitas, and she quickly set about revamping the unit.Why Time Warner Felt It Had to Spin Off Magazine Unit Time Inc.
March 7, 2013
As for revamping Medicare, this is an across-the-board stinker.The GOP's Budget Backfire
April 19, 2011
It is simply a revival and revamping of the old doctrine of chance.The Other Side of Evolution
Diplomatically, they made only the most delicate references to the revamping job Clocker had done on his tip sheet.At the Post
Horace Leonard Gold
This name is a genuine survival from old times, and not a revamping of a classical name, as is the case with Mount Neriton.Vacation days in Greece
Rufus B. Richardson
Jricourt found people of his opinion; and thus it was that he became an author by revamping what others had done before him.The Flower Girl of The Chteau d'Eau, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XV)
Charles Paul de Kock
Why not invent a good new character, instead of revamping a bad old one?
- to patch up or renovate; repair or restore
- something that has been renovated or revamped
- the act or process of revamping
C19: from re- + vamp ²
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Word Origin and History for revamping
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