Definition of revamp in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːˈvamp/


[with object]
Give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to: an attempt to revamp the museum’s image (as adjective revamped) a revamped magazine
More example sentences
  • Over recent years, the Waterford store has been continuously revamped and upgraded.
  • Warehouses on River Street overlooking St Peter's Way will be revamped to create modern offices.
  • The two major shopping malls in the area have now been revamped and upgraded.
renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, overhaul, make over;
modernize, update, bring up to date, renew;
improve, upgrade;
refit, re-equip, refurnish;
brighten up, freshen up, spruce up;
remodel, refashion, redesign, restyle, rejig, rework, redo, remould, reorganize;
North American  bring up to code
informal do up, fix up, give something a facelift, vamp up
British informal tart up
North American informal rehab


[usually in singular]
1An act of improving the form, structure, or appearance of something: the brand was given a $1 million revamp
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  • Some even whispered about a complete revamp of the organisation.
  • A £50 million revamp of part of Bury town centre could start next year.
  • AN £11 million revamp of York's bus service is in doubt as drivers today prepared for strike action.
1.1A new and improved version: the show was a revamp of an old idea
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  • The new theme tune turned out to be a revamp of the old nineties intro, complete with pulsating orange skyscrapers.
  • He had to worry about the price that he had to pay for charcoal, the cost of the iron he was about to use and the time it took him to forge any given item, even if it was a revamp of an older piece.
  • A lot has been made about how this new version of The Italian Job is a revamp/ reworking/ reimagining of its Michael Caine-starring predecessor.

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