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noun
Upkeep  n.  
1.
The act of keeping up, or maintaining; maintenance of persons, organizations, or objects such as machinery, by providing a location, repairs, and consumable items when necessary. "Horse artillery... expensive in the upkeep." "Small outlays for repairs or upkeep of buildings."
2.
The cost of providing upkeep (1).






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"Upkeep" Quotes from Famous Books



... shown by the fact that certain foreign countries have been financially supporting churches here for their people who have come to America; for instance, the former Russian monarchy gave liberally for the establishment and upkeep of Russian Greek Orthodox churches in ...
— A Stake in the Land • Peter Alexander Speek

... under the civil list, was a "conto of reis" a day, or something over L80,000 a year. Additional allowances to other members of the royal family amounted to about half as much again; and there was, I believe, an allowance for the upkeep of palaces. One would suppose that a reasonably frugal royal family, with no house-rent to pay, could subsist in tolerable comfort on some L2,250 a week; but as a matter of fact, Dom Carlos made large additional drafts on the treasury, which servile ministries ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 21 - The Recent Days (1910-1914) • Charles F. Horne, Editor

... name and privileges. The oddest part of the affair was that the claimant was an impossible sort of lunatic, and the whole thing was run by a syndicate of shrewd Western men. As I don't care for the property, which has only been dropping a lot of money every year for upkeep and litigation, Sir James, who is an awfully far-sighted chap at managing, thought he could effect a compromise, and get rid of the property at a fair valuation. And, by Jove! he did. But what your ...
— A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories • Bret Harte

... had not spent a hundred dollars of his salary on the upkeep of his machine. He was glad of that, because he already had enough to pay old Sudden and have the price of a car left over. With the Thunder Bird clear, and a couple of thousand dollars to the good—why, ...
— The Thunder Bird • B. M. Bower



Words linked to "Upkeep" :   scheduled maintenance, car care, sustentation, fixing, reparation, service, fixture, maintenance, fix, mending, mend, support, inspection and repair, sustainment, camera care, sustenance, pump priming, repair, steam fitting



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