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upkeep

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈʌpkiːp/ PROPERTY
the cost or process of keeping something, such as a building, in good condition: The upkeep of larger old properties is very expensive. Farepayers paid €4.8 billion for the upkeep of the rail network last year.
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