vamp

v. i.

  1. To advance; to travel.

n.

  1. The part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt, and in front of the ankle seam; an upper.
  2. Any piece added to an old thing to give it a new appearance. See Vamp, v. t.

v. t.

  1. To provide, as a shoe, with new upper leather; hence, to piece, as any old thing, with a new part; to repair; to patch; -- often followed by up.