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"upfront" in British English

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upfrontadjective [after verb]

uk   /ʌpˈfrʌnt/ us   /ʌpˈfrʌnt/
speaking or behaving in a way that makes intentions and beliefs clear: 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 your intentions and beliefs clear: 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   /ˌʌpˈfrʌnt/ us  
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   /ˌʌpˈfrʌnt/ us  
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 bank charges you a little more up front, but you'll do better in the longer term.
(Definition of upfront from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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