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Upkeep   /ˈəpkˌip/   Listen

Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order.  Synonyms: care, maintenance.
The act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence.  Synonyms: maintenance, sustainment, sustenance, sustentation.  "Fishing was their main sustainment"

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"Upkeep" Quotes from Famous Books

... affirmed that the housework to be done at The Shrubbery was nothing, she was guilty of hyperbole. All the same, the house was an easy one, and such labour as its upkeep entailed melted, beneath the perfectly organized attention of herself, Anne, and Lyveden, as snow beneath the midday sun. The three had more legitimate leisure than any three servants in England, and no residence in Europe was better kept. Mr. and Mrs. ...
— Anthony Lyveden • Dornford Yates

... father made her his book-keeper, secretary, confidential clerk. Anybody turning into the office to summon Gedge to repair a roof or a burst boiler had a preliminary interview with Phyllis. Young Randall, taking over the business of the upkeep of his mother's house, gradually acquired the habit of such preliminary interviews. The whole imbroglio was very simple, very natural. They had first met at my own rich cake and jam-puff bespread tea-table. When Randall went into the office ...
— The Red Planet • William J. Locke

... means a safe investment, as witness the numerous abandoned farms in the older agricultural sections of this new country. It is easily possible for one of means to become land-poor—to have investments in land which will not pay the taxes and upkeep of buildings, fences and so forth. At prevailing prices for farm produce and labor there are vast areas of land in the older states far past the point of possible self-redemption; and, as a matter of business, one might better burn his money and save his energy than to expend ...
— The Farm That Won't Wear Out • Cyril G. Hopkins

... Education Department describes the home as "one of the dirtiest and most squalid homes I have seen." The cost (including past, present, and approximate future maintenance) to the State for the upkeep of this family is estimated at L10,000. Nothing has been paid by the parents towards the support of these children. In all probability, the remaining members of the family will be brought under State control at a probable cost ...
— Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders • W. H. Triggs, Donald McGavin, Frederick Truby King, J. Sands Elliot, Ada G. Patterson, C.E. Matthews

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

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