Upkeep

Up"keep`

(?), 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." Scribner's Mag.
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

Small outlays for repairs or upkeep of buildings.
A. R. Colquhoun.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. the cost of providing upkeep{1}.
[PJC]

 

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