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Definition of upkeep noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    upkeep

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈʌpkiːp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌpkiːp//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1upkeep (of something) the cost or process of keeping something in good condition synonym maintenance Tenants are responsible for the upkeep of rented property. Money from visitors goes towards the upkeep of the palace and grounds.
  2. 2upkeep (of somebody/something) the cost or process of giving a child or an animal the things that they need He makes payments to his ex-wife for the upkeep of their children.
  3. Extra examples My ex-husband pays a mere £163 a month towards the upkeep of our son. Our taxes help pay for the upkeep of the city’s parks. The local council is responsible for the upkeep of roads. The money will go towards/​toward the upkeep of the centre. The pond requires minimal upkeep. The university has responsibility for the upkeep of the buildings. the maintenance and upkeep of the monuments Tenants are responsible for the upkeep of the property. The council’s contribution towards the upkeep of the churchyard is to be withdrawn.
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