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The word "upkeep" is a noun. It's similar to the word "maintenance."

  • This old house requires a lot of upkeep.
  • The upkeep for their cabin became too expensive, so they sold it.
  • Upkeep costs for old buildings are high.
  • The city didn't want to continue paying for the upkeep of the park, so they sold it to a private developer.
  • Neglecting the upkeep of highways, bridges, and roads will result in higher costs later on.
house house 2
This house requires a lot of upkeep.

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Published on June 5, 2013







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