revamping

[ verb ree-vamp; noun ree-vamp ]SEE DEFINITION OF revamping
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REVAMPING

It is simply a revival and revamping of the old doctrine of chance.

Diplomatically, they made only the most delicate references to the revamping job Clocker had done on his tip sheet.

This name is a genuine survival from old times, and not a revamping of a classical name, as is the case with Mount Neriton.

Jricourt found people of his opinion; and thus it was that he became an author by revamping what others had done before him.

Why not invent a good new character, instead of revamping a bad old one?

This popular judgment that he was revamping Numenius's work may then not have been entirely unfounded, as we indeed have shown.

WORD ORIGIN

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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