upkeep

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up +‎ keep

Noun[edit]

upkeep ‎(uncountable)

  1. Maintenance; the act or effort of keeping something in good and working condition.
    I would enjoy having a swimming pool, but I don't want to deal with the upkeep.

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

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

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