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revamp

[verb ree-vamp; noun ree-vamp]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to renovate, redo, or revise: We've decided to revamp the entire show.
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noun
  1. an act or instance of restructuring, reordering, or revising something; overhaul: a revamp of the nation's foreign policy.
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Origin of revamp

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; re- + vamp1
Related formsre·vamp·er, nounre·vamp·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for revamped

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  • I'm the same Molly underneath even if I have been revamped and decorated.

    Rimrock Trail

    J. Allan Dunn

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

    Captain John Smith

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • This revamped Ether, referred to, was the "Ether of Aristotle."

    Dynamic Thought

    William Walker Atkinson

  • Thor and Odin will doubtless be revamped, and the rites of the Druids revived.

    Nuggets of the New Thought

    William Walker Atkinson,

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for revamped

revamp

verb (tr)
  1. to patch up or renovate; repair or restore
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noun
  1. something that has been renovated or revamped
  2. the act or process of revamping
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Derived Formsrevamper, nounrevamping, noun

Word Origin

C19: from re- + vamp ²
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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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