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up·keep

 (ŭp′kēp′)
n.
1. Maintenance in proper operation, condition, and repair.
2. The cost of such maintenance.

upkeep

(ˈʌpˌkiːp)
n
1. the act or process of keeping something in good repair, esp over a long period; maintenance
2. the cost of maintenance

up•keep

(ˈʌpˌkip)

n.
1. the maintenance, repairs, etc., necessary for the proper functioning of a machine, building, household, etc.
2. the cost of this: Upkeep is one quarter of our budget.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upkeep - activity involved in maintaining something in good working orderupkeep - activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"
fixing, repair, mend, mending, reparation, fix, fixture - the act of putting something in working order again
camera care - keeping a camera in good working order
car care - keeping a car in good working order
inspection and repair, overhaul, service - periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
pump priming - introducing water into a pump to improve the seal and start the water flowing
scheduled maintenance - maintenance at a regularly scheduled time
steam fitting - care (installation and maintenance) of equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating
2.upkeep - the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistenceupkeep - the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment"
support - the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"

upkeep

noun
1. maintenance, running, keep, subsistence, support, repair, conservation, preservation, sustenance The money will be used for the estate's upkeep.
2. running costs, expenses, overheads, expenditure, outlay, operating costs, oncosts (Brit.) subsidies for the upkeep of kindergartens and orphanages

upkeep

noun
Translations
صِيانَه
udržování
vedligeholdelse
fenntartási költség
viîhald
apkopeapkopšanauzturēšana
vzdrževanje
bakımbakım masrafı

upkeep

[ˈʌpkiːp] N
1. (= care) → mantenimiento m
2. (= cost) → gastos mpl de mantenimiento

upkeep

[ˈʌpkiːp] n (= maintenance) [services, garden, park, building] → entretien m; [family, children] → frais mpl

upkeep

n (= running)Unterhalt m; (= cost)Unterhaltskosten pl; (= maintenance)Instandhaltung f, → Instandhaltungskosten pl; (of public gardens etc)Pflege f

upkeep

[ˈʌpˌkiːp] nmanutenzione f

upkeep

(ˈapkiːp) noun
(the cost of) the process of keeping eg a house, car etc in a good condition. She can no longer afford the upkeep of this house.
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The replica was built by John Rogerson, 63 - who worked with bouncing bomb inventor Barnes Wallace - wife Judy, 53, and engineer Ron Smith, 71.
A STAR of a classic film, The Dam Busters, is leading calls for a lasting memorial to the bouncing bomb to be placed in the Welsh Valley where it was tested.
1942 -- Barnes Wallis patented the bouncing bomb which was used against the German Mohne and Eder dams in 1943 by the RAF Dambusters Squadron.
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Scientists told yesterday how they built a bouncing bomb and became the first team to copy the 1943 Dam Busters attack on the Nazis.
"Sometime in the 1940s (the photos are dated August 1944) he was asked (by someone from the Government in London) to set up a secret factory in an urban area to fill bombs with an inert substance to enable an RAF squadron to practise using the bouncing bomb. Dad met Barnes Wallis to discuss the requirements.
Sixty years on, Channel 4 marks the anniversary of the Dambusters mission and the bouncing bomb with a special two-part series.
Lying in my issue green sleeping bag - nicknamed the bouncing bomb - I couldn't feel my feet.
Mr Reid said the constant fight to stay one step ahead of terrorists' attempts to outwit security measures was akin to the development of weapons such as the bouncing bomb in World War II.
A BIRMINGHAM furniture maker has been taken over by the company which made the casings for the famous wartime "bouncing bomb", it was revealed today.
Instead of pounding the pavements of Derby and Sheffield as in the past, Hague has in stead opted for the fresh air of the PeakDistrict in and around the Derwent Valley where the pilots of 617 Squadron undertook practice runs of an altogether different kind before their famous bouncing bomb raids of the Second World War.
A STATUE to celebrate Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the Dambusters' bouncing bomb, has called him infamous instead of famous.