From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vamp \Vamp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vamped (?; 215); p. pr. & vb.
   n. Vamping.]
   1. To provide, as a shoe, with new upper leather; hence, to
      to piece, as any old thing, with a new part; to repair; to
      patch; -- often followed by up.
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            I had never much hopes of your vamped play. --Swift.
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   2. To create with little skill; to concoct; to invent; --
      usually with up; as, he vamped up an implausible excuse.
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