revamp

revamp
revamp re‧vamp [riːˈvæmp] verb [transitive]
to organize something in a new and more modern way so that it operates more effectively:

• It revamped its biggest US car-making operation to make it function more like Japanese companies.

— revamp noun [countable] :

• a revamp of the banking sector

— revamping noun [countable] :

• The revamping has made little difference to the company's profits.

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revamp UK US /ˌriːˈvæmp/ verb [T] INFORMAL
to change something to make it more modern and efficient: »

We need to revamp our image to reach a younger market.

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They plan to revamp the HR system.

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revamp UK US /ˌriːˈvæmp/ noun [C] INFORMAL
the process of changing something to make it more modern and efficient: »

Their promotional material is in urgent need of a revamp.

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All their stores are undergoing a revamp.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Revamp — Re*vamp , v. t. To vamp again; hence, to patch up; to reconstruct. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revamp — index amend, convert (change use), edit, emend, fix (repair), modify (alter), reconstruct …   Law dictionary

  • revamp — (v.) 1850, from RE (Cf. re ) again + vamp patch up, replace the upper front part of a shoe (see VAMP (Cf. vamp) (v.)). An earlier verb was new vamp (1630s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • revamp — [v] renovate clean, do up*, face lift*, make over, overhaul, recondition, refresh, refurbish, rehabilitate, remake, remodel, renew, repair, restore, resurrect, retread, revitalize, revive, spruce up*, update; concepts 168,177,202 …   New thesaurus

  • revamp — ► VERB ▪ give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to. ► NOUN ▪ a new and improved version …   English terms dictionary

  • revamp — ☆ revamp [rē vamp′ ] vt. to vamp again or anew; specif., to renovate or revise; make over n. the act or result of revamping …   English World dictionary

  • revamp — I UK [ˌriːˈvæmp] / US [ˌrɪˈvæmp] verb [transitive] Word forms revamp : present tense I/you/we/they revamp he/she/it revamps present participle revamping past tense revamped past participle revamped informal to improve the way that something looks …   English dictionary

  • revamp — re|vamp1 [ ,ri væmp ] verb transitive INFORMAL to improve the way something looks or operates by making major changes to it: a plan to revamp the banking industry revamp re|vamp 2 [ ri,væmp ] noun count INFORMAL a major change intended to make… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • revamp — [[t]riːvæ̱mp[/t]] revamps, revamping, revamped VERB If someone revamps something, they make changes to it in order to try and improve it. [V n] All Italy s political parties have accepted that it is time to revamp the system... [V ed] Ricardo… …   English dictionary

  • revamp — revamper, n. revampment, n. v. /ree vamp /; n. /ree vamp /, v.t. 1. to renovate, redo, or revise: We ve decided to revamp the entire show. n. 2. an act or instance of restructuring, reordering, or revising something; overhaul: a revamp of the… …   Universalium

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