(noun, verb)


1. activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

Similar word(s): care, maintenance

Definition categories: act, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation

2. the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

Similar word(s): maintenance, sustainment, sustenance, sustentation

Definition categories: act, support

Sentences with upkeep as a noun:

- I would enjoy having a swimming pool, but I don't want to deal with the upkeep.


1. (transitive, Britain) To maintain (something) or keep it in good repair.

- Do you know how to upkeep a boat?