American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To patch up or restore; renovate.
- v. To revise or reconstruct (a manuscript, for example).
- v. To vamp (a shoe) anew.
- n. The act or an instance of revamping; a complete reorganization or revision.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To vamp, mend, or patch up again; rehabilitate; reconstruct.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To vamp again; hence, to patch up; to reconstruct.
- v. provide (a shoe) with a new vamp
- v. to patch up or renovate; repair or restore
- From re- + vamp (in the sense of applying a vamp to). (Wiktionary)
“But having broached the thorny issue of using government entities to boost housing, the Fed didn't touch on questions surrounding a needed long-term revamp of housing finance.”
“Miu Miu's revamp is important to the future of Prada SpA, whic h owns shoe brands Car Shoe and Church's in addition to Miu Miu and Prada.”
“Rep. Dave Camp, the Michigan Republican who will head the Ways and Means Committee next year, said one little-noticed benefit of the bill is that it clears the decks for Congress to begin considering a much-needed long-term revamp of the entire tax code.”
“Abhishek Bachchan to star in Hindi revamp of 1969 crime caper starring Michael Caine, Benny Hill and a fleet of Mini Coopers”
“Basically, Dirk Benedict – the guy who was Starbuck, and has spent the last two decades hanging around conventions like a ghost ever since the original show got cancelled – says that the fact that Starbuck was transformed into a girl for the recent revamp is a sign of the decline of masculinity.”
“While the original adaptation of the Ira Levin novel was a straight thriller, the revamp is considered to be more of a sophisticated black comedy.”
“Setsetse said the justice department was looking at a long term revamp of the legal aid systems, including the introduction of a public defender system.”
“His budget is the first step in a long-term revamp of everything from how the Pentagon bureaucracy responds to the needs of deployed forces to the kinds of missions that the military trains and equips for.”
“I’ve mentioned that I think the revamp is a lot better and infinitely more “summer box office” film.”
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“The lack of Finder revamp is what disappointed me the most about Snow Leopard; but hopefully now that it’s “totally rewritten” the stage is set for a better file browser.”
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