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’
    • ‘Next on the agenda is revamping the front of the school.’
    • ‘The owners cannot begin revamping the building until insurance companies have surveyed the damage, which could take the whole of January.’
    • ‘The main emphasis will be on improving the condition of buildings and revamping facilities including toilets, roofing and drainage.’
    • ‘Coles is later than Woolies in revamping its logistics chain, so the gains aren't apparent yet.’
    • ‘I'm planning on revamping my wardrobe over the next two weeks.’
    • ‘Sugar Ray are the best example of a band selling out as they revamp their image.’
    • ‘Once a commitment is made to addressing diversity, the educator can begin revamping the curriculum.’
    • ‘The two major shopping malls in the area have now been revamped and upgraded.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Warehouses on River Street overlooking St Peter's Way will be revamped to create modern offices.’
    • ‘Over recent years, the Waterford store has been continuously revamped and upgraded.’
    • ‘Once the new Sonata hits the road, Hyundai wants to revamp its entire lineup.’
    • ‘It had such a following when it came out that they revamped the whole thing and put in Morgan Freeman to narrate it.’
    • ‘Instead, they now are aggressively revamping the educational system.’
    • ‘To start with, corporate culture and attitude from top to bottom have to be revamped in this direction.’
    • ‘A heavily revamped Saturday lineup drew wildly mixed reviews.’
    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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some even whispered about a complete revamp of the organisation.’
    • ‘The Tamil channel has since then undergone a major revamp, like programming mix and so on.’
    • ‘Next on the list will be a complete revamp of the arrivals concourse.’
    • ‘The hostel underwent a major revamp towards the end of last year.’
    • ‘The revamp has freed up redundant space and we are hoping there will be even more sessions as a result.’
    • ‘A Bradford park is to be cleaned up ahead of a massive revamp.’
    • ‘What is needed is a complete revamp of the service and of health boards.’
    • ‘The £10 million revamp of Piccadilly Gardens was originally due to be opened before Christmas.’
    • ‘AN £11 million revamp of York's bus service is in doubt as drivers today prepared for strike action.’
    • ‘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 hall is part of a multi-million pound revamp of leisure facilities in the borough.’
    • ‘Detailed plans for a £5.2 million revamp of a Shipley supermarket have been submitted to Council officials.’
    • ‘Geraldton's public transport system is undergoing a major revamp.’
    • ‘The 30 million revamp of Bolton's Market Hall has been given the final go-ahead.’
    • ‘Plans for a multi-million pound revamp of Beckenham Hospital are being unveiled.’
    • ‘A £50 million revamp of part of Bury town centre could start next year.’
    • ‘The biggest food store in Southend town centre will shut for a week while a multi-million pound revamp is completed.’
    • ‘The charity has been planning the long-awaited revamp for nearly five years.’
    • ‘Posh person's bank Coutts is planning an image revamp in a bid to attract new money.’
    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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It's a much-loved old TV series that's had a hip revamp for the big screen.’

Pronunciation:

revamp

/riːˈvamp/