Definition of upkeep in English:

upkeep

Line breaks: up¦keep
Pronunciation: /ˈʌpkiːp
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1The process of keeping something in good condition: we will be responsible for the upkeep of the access road
More example sentences
  • The council will be responsible for the day-to-day upkeep of the reserve.
  • Hull, however, would draw up an agreement which would make clear it owns the meadows and will be responsible for their upkeep.
  • He went on to say Clonaslee is our village and we as a community are responsible for its upkeep.
Synonyms
maintenance, repair(s), service, servicing, care, aftercare, preservation, conservation, running
1.1Financial or material support of a person or animal: payments for the children’s upkeep
More example sentences
  • There should be more stringent and enforceable regulations with regard to the upkeep of pet animals like dogs.
  • In either case, partners buy an interest in a horse and share in the animal's upkeep.
  • Some fathers are so useless they refuse to contribute financially to the upkeep of their children.
Synonyms
subsistence, care, upbringing, support, keep, maintenance, sustenance, welfare

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