upkeep

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Etymology[edit]

A compound word from up + keep

Noun[edit]

upkeep (uncountable)

  1. Maintenance; the act or effort of keeping something in good repair
    I would enjoy having a swimming pool, but I don't want to deal with the upkeep.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 6
      [] it was unnecessary to fence off pasture from arable land, which saved a lot of labour on the upkeep of hedges and gates.

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upkeep (third-person singular simple present upkeeps, present participle upkeeping, simple past and past participle upkeeped)

  1. (transitive, UK) To maintain (something) or keep it in good repair.
    Do you know how to upkeep a boat?

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