Definition of revamp in English:

revamp

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to.

    ‘an attempt to revamp the museum's image’
    ‘a revamped magazine’
    • ‘The main emphasis will be on improving the condition of buildings and revamping facilities including toilets, roofing and drainage.’
    • ‘It had such a following when it came out that they revamped the whole thing and put in Morgan Freeman to narrate it.’
    • ‘Next on the agenda is revamping the front of the school.’
    • ‘Once the new Sonata hits the road, Hyundai wants to revamp its entire lineup.’
    • ‘The owners cannot begin revamping the building until insurance companies have surveyed the damage, which could take the whole of January.’
    • ‘A heavily revamped Saturday lineup drew wildly mixed reviews.’
    • ‘To start with, corporate culture and attitude from top to bottom have to be revamped in this direction.’
    • ‘I'm planning on revamping my wardrobe over the next two weeks.’
    • ‘Coles is later than Woolies in revamping its logistics chain, so the gains aren't apparent yet.’
    • ‘A number of Sir Michael's movie classics have been revamped for modern audiences.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Putting the hardest job first, Republicans placed revamping Social Security at the top of the list.’
    • ‘Instead, they now are aggressively revamping the educational system.’
    • ‘Once a commitment is made to addressing diversity, the educator can begin revamping the curriculum.’
    • ‘Olson says that he'll be revamping the dance formats throughout the summer.’
    • ‘A leading Yorkshire theatre is revamping its season ticket scheme in the hope of attracting thousands of new visitors.’
    • ‘If they're worried about readership, CanWest should consider revamping Metro's design.’
    • ‘The two major shopping malls in the area have now been revamped and upgraded.’
    • ‘Sugar Ray are the best example of a band selling out as they revamp their image.’
    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
    bring up to code
    do up, fix up, give something a facelift, vamp up
    tart up
    rehab
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noun

  • 1[usually in singular] An act of improving the form, structure, or appearance of something.

    ‘the brand was given a $1 million revamp’
    • ‘Detailed plans for a £5.2 million revamp of a Shipley supermarket have been submitted to Council officials.’
    • ‘The 30 million revamp of Bolton's Market Hall has been given the final go-ahead.’
    • ‘AN £11 million revamp of York's bus service is in doubt as drivers today prepared for strike action.’
    • ‘The revamp has freed up redundant space and we are hoping there will be even more sessions as a result.’
    • ‘Posh person's bank Coutts is planning an image revamp in a bid to attract new money.’
    • ‘The charity has been planning the long-awaited revamp for nearly five years.’
    • ‘Some even whispered about a complete revamp of the organisation.’
    • ‘Plans for a multi-million pound revamp of Beckenham Hospital are being unveiled.’
    • ‘Next on the list will be a complete revamp of the arrivals concourse.’
    • ‘Geraldton's public transport system is undergoing a major revamp.’
    • ‘The biggest food store in Southend town centre will shut for a week while a multi-million pound revamp is completed.’
    • ‘The hall is part of a multi-million pound revamp of leisure facilities in the borough.’
    • ‘The Tamil channel has since then undergone a major revamp, like programming mix and so on.’
    • ‘The move effects all of the 40 support staff workers at the Deane School - including secretaries, caretakers, and technicians - as the school undergoes a revamp.’
    • ‘The hostel underwent a major revamp towards the end of last year.’
    • ‘Director of arts, heritage and leisure Jane Glaister said measures had already been taken, including a revamp of the front of the centre, floodlighting, and help in submitting bids for major funding.’
    • ‘The £10 million revamp of Piccadilly Gardens was originally due to be opened before Christmas.’
    • ‘What is needed is a complete revamp of the service and of health boards.’
    • ‘A Bradford park is to be cleaned up ahead of a massive revamp.’
    • ‘A £50 million revamp of part of Bury town centre could start next year.’
    reorganization, restructuring, rearrangement, change, reshuffle, regrouping, redistribution, overhaul, revamp, makeover
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    1. 1.1A new and improved version.
      ‘the show was a revamp of an old idea’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The new theme tune turned out to be a revamp of the old nineties intro, complete with pulsating orange skyscrapers.’
      • ‘It's a much-loved old TV series that's had a hip revamp for the big screen.’
      • ‘Spy Hunter is a revamp of the old, old arcade game, in which your souped-up car would take on all manner of villains on the wide open roads.’
      • ‘Novell today lifted the veil on some of the features that will come with the next major revamp of SuSE Linux - version 9.1 - due out in May.’
      • ‘Vehicle dealers from all over the county exhibited cars, from the latest retro revamp Citroen C3 to Jack Villeneuve's old Honda Formula One racer.’
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

revamp

/riːˈvamp/