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Meaning of “upfront” in the English Dictionary

"upfront" in British English

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upfrontadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /ʌpˈfrʌnt/
speaking or ​behaving in a way that makes ​intentions and ​beliefsclear: She's very upfront about why she ​wants the ​job - she'd ​earn a lot more ​money.
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(Definition of upfront from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"upfront" in American English

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upfrontadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈʌpˈfrʌnt/
speaking or ​behaving in a way that makes ​yourintentions and ​beliefsclear: She’s very upfront about her ​feelings.
paid or ​obtained in ​advance: The roofer ​wants 20% of the ​money upfront.
(Definition of upfront from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"upfront" in Business English

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upfrontadjective

(also up front) uk   us   /ˌʌpˈfrʌnt/
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.
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upfrontadverb

uk   us   /ˌʌpˈfrʌnt/
in the beginning: Every ​consumer should know upfront what it is going to ​cost them.
before ​goods or ​services are received: We ​offer a ​discount to ​customers who pay upfront. The ​bankcharges you a little more up ​front, but you'll do better in the ​longerterm.
(Definition of upfront from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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