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English definition of “vamp sth up”

vamp sth up

phrasal verb with vamp     /væmp/ verb
to make something more exciting : The dress is simple and elegant , but you could vamp it up for evening wear with some stunning jewellery .Making things betterBecoming better
(Definition of vamp sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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