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upkeep (n.)

"maintenance; cost of maintenance," 1849, from verbal phrase keep up "maintain in good order or condition" (1660s); see up (adv.) + keep (v.).

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Definitions of upkeep

upkeep (n.)
activity involved in maintaining something in good working order;
Synonyms: care / maintenance
upkeep (n.)
the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence;
Synonyms: sustenance / sustentation / sustainment / maintenance
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