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

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

    ‘the brand was given a $1 million revamp’
    • ‘Plans for a multi-million pound revamp of Beckenham Hospital are being unveiled.’
    • ‘Geraldton's public transport system is undergoing a major revamp.’
    • ‘The £10 million revamp of Piccadilly Gardens was originally due to be opened before Christmas.’
    • ‘The Tamil channel has since then undergone a major revamp, like programming mix and so on.’
    • ‘The 30 million revamp of Bolton's Market Hall has been given the final go-ahead.’
    • ‘Detailed plans for a £5.2 million revamp of a Shipley supermarket have been submitted to Council officials.’
    • ‘AN £11 million revamp of York's bus service is in doubt as drivers today prepared for strike action.’
    • ‘Next on the list will be a complete revamp of the arrivals concourse.’
    • ‘What is needed is a complete revamp of the service and of health boards.’
    • ‘Posh person's bank Coutts is planning an image revamp in a bid to attract new money.’
    • ‘The revamp has freed up redundant space and we are hoping there will be even more sessions as a result.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A £50 million revamp of part of Bury town centre could start next year.’
    • ‘A Bradford park is to be cleaned up ahead of a massive revamp.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The charity has been planning the long-awaited revamp for nearly five years.’
    • ‘Some even whispered about a complete revamp of the organisation.’
    reorganization, restructuring, rearrangement, change, reshuffle, regrouping, redistribution, overhaul, revamp, makeover
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    1. 1.1 A new and improved version.
      ‘the show was a revamp of an old idea’
      • ‘It's a much-loved old TV series that's had a hip revamp for the big screen.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The new theme tune turned out to be a revamp of the old nineties intro, complete with pulsating orange skyscrapers.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

revamp

/riːˈvamp/