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"upkeep" in British English

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upkeepnoun [U]

uk   /ˈʌp.kiːp/ us   /ˈʌp.kiːp/
C2 the cost or process of keeping something, such as a building, in good condition: The upkeep of larger old properties is very expensive. Council employees are responsible for the upkeep of the gardens.
(Definition of upkeep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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upkeepnoun [U]

us   /ˈʌpˌkip/
the process or cost of keeping something, such as a building, in good and usable condition: It costs the landlord about $2000 a month just for upkeep.
(Definition of upkeep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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upkeepnoun [U]

uk   /ˈʌpkiːp/ us   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.
(Definition of upkeep from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “upkeep”
in Vietnamese sự bảo dưỡng…
in Spanish mantenimiento…
in Malaysian senggaraan…
in Thai การบำรุงรักษา…
in French entretien…
in German die Instandhaltung(-skosten, pl.)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 維修費, 保養費…
in Russian содержание, уход…
in Turkish bakım, ihtimam, ilgilenme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 维修费, 保养费…
in Indonesian biaya perawatan…
in Polish utrzymanie…
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