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vamp up

verb

1 vamp up

Make up:
— Vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting.

synonym: vamp.

Roget 658: improve; be better, become better, get better; mend, amend.    advance etc. (progress) 282; ascend etc. 305; increase ... show more

Roget 660: return to the original state; recover, rally, revive; come come to, come round, come to oneself; pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again; get well, get round, get the better of, get over, ... show more

Roget 673: prepare; get ready, make ready; make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation.    set in order, put in order etc. (arrange) 60; forecast ... show more



2 vamp up

Piece (something old) with a new part:
— Vamp up an old speech.

synonym: vamp.


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