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English definition of “upfront”
upfront (also up front)
› paid before goods are produced or received or services are performed: upfront cost/payment/fee Large upfront costs are incurred to write a complicated piece of software.
› speaking or behaving in a way which makes intentions and beliefs clear: upfront about sth She's very upfront about why she wants the job. We've got to be more up front about the fees we charge. → See also front noun