upkeep meaning

[ 'ʌpki:p ] Pronunciation:   "upkeep" in a sentence
Noun: upkeep  'úp`keep
  1. Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
    - care, maintenance 
  2. The act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
    - sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, maintenance

Derived forms: upkeeps

Type of: fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation, support

Encyclopedia: Upkeep

noun [U]

the cost or process of keeping sth in good condition:

the upkeep of a building/road



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  1. the car casts five thousand dollars a year in upkeep.
  2. britain has decided that it can no longer afford the upkeep of greenwich mean time.
  3. i don't hold with the idea of paying for the upkeep of a school and then not making use of it.
  4. elevator upkeep center, solid chang, coercionary hand move bring out
  5. the car costs five thousand dollars a year in upkeep

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