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vamp



Pronunciation: (vamp), [key]
n.
1. the portion of a shoe or boot upper that covers the instep and toes.
2. something patched up or pieced together.
3. Jazz.an accompaniment, usually improvised, consisting of a succession of simple chords.

v.t.
1. to furnish with a vamp, esp. to repair (a shoe or boot) with a new vamp.
2. to patch up; repair.
3. to give (something) a new appearance by adding a patch or piece.
4. to concoct or invent (often fol. by up): He vamped up a few ugly rumors to discredit his enemies.
5. Jazz.to improvise (an accompaniment or the like).

v.i.
Jazz.to improvise an accompaniment, tune, etc.

vamp



Pronunciation: (vamp), [key]
n.
a seductive woman who uses her sensuality to exploit men.

v.t.
to use feminine charms upon; seduce.

v.i.
to act as a vamp.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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