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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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Related Words for revamping

repair, overhaul, refurbish, restore, update, revive, rehabilitate, revitalize, clean, remodel, remake, face-lift, resurrect, renew, refresh, recondition, retread

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British Dictionary definitions for revamping

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 for revamp

C19: from re- + vamp ²
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Word Origin and History for revamping

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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