noun: 1. The front upper part of a shoe. 2. Something patched up or improvised. 3. A short, introductory musical passage, usually improvised, repeated several times. verb tr: 1. To provide a shoe with a new vamp. 2. To piece together; to improvise. verb intr.: 1. To play a short, introductory musical passage several times. noun: A woman who uses her charm to exploit men. verb tr.: To seduce or exploit. verb intr.: To behave like a vamp.