Synonyms for vamp

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Who wants to pick up with anyone they can vamp in the Subway?

To “vamp” is equal, in musical language, to 34“scamp” or to dodge up.

I gathered I had been guilty of falling for the Zerv equivalent of a vamp.

Repeat 6th and 7th rows until you have 25 ribs, or the vamp is as deep as desired.

Turn and work across top of vamp with a double in each stitch.

Or did Mrs. Hill vamp you and make roast meat of your heart with her eyes?

Well, Vamp, you know how to take the length of women's feet.

It was inconceivable that the Vamp should not be out every evening!

Haven't got far in the book—'Ow to Vamp—but still I'm getting on.

But she was just as far from being a "Vamp," or even a sort of up-to-date Becky Sharp.

WORD ORIGIN

"extemporize on a piano," 1789, originally a noun meaning "part of a stocking that covers the foot and ankle" (early 13c.), from Anglo-French *vaumpé, from Old French avantpié, from avant "in front" + pié "foot." Sense evolved to "provide a stocking with a new vamp" (1590s), to "patch up, repair" (cf. revamp) to "extemporize." Related: Vamped; vamping.

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