upkeep Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"upkeep" in British English

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upkeepnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈʌp.kiːp/
C2 the ​cost or ​process of ​keeping something, such as a ​building, in good ​condition: The upkeep oflargeroldproperties 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 ​usablecondition: 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   us   /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 ​railnetwork last ​year.
(Definition of upkeep from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “upkeep”
in Spanish mantenimiento…
in Vietnamese sự bảo dưỡng…
in Malaysian senggaraan…
in Thai การบำรุงรักษา…
in French entretien…
in German die Instandhaltung(-skosten, pl.)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 维修费, 保养费…
in Turkish bakım, ihtimam, ilgilenme…
in Russian содержание, уход…
in Indonesian biaya perawatan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 維修費, 保養費…
in Polish utrzymanie…
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