Meaning of “upkeep” in the English Dictionary

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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)

"upkeep" in American English

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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)

"upkeep" in Business English

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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)