To Vamp. v.a. [This is supposed probably enough by Skinner to be derived from avant, Fr. before; and to mean laying on a new outside.] To piece an old thing with some new part.
To vamp a body with a dangerous physick,
That's sure of death without. Shakesp. Coriolanus.
This opinion hath been vamped up by Cardan. Bentley.
I had never much hopes of your vampt play. Swift.