maintenance

noun
1 keeping sth in good condition
ADJECTIVE
annual, daily, regular, routine
periodic

These fences are fairly rugged but they require periodic maintenance.

scheduled
long-term, ongoing
proper
poor
essential (esp. BrE)

The power station has been shut down for essential maintenance.

preventative, preventive (esp. AmE)
careful
easy

The engine is designed for easy maintenance.

low, minimal

The house requires minimal maintenance.

high

The system is expensive and requires high maintenance.

his high-maintenance girlfriend

basic, general

She was working in the garden, doing weeding and general maintenance.

aircraft, car, equipment, machine, etc.
road
building, home
software
health
lawn
VERB + MAINTENANCE
carry out (esp. BrE), do, perform

We carry out routine maintenance of the equipment.

provide

a company that provides mechanical maintenance

need, require
receive

The building has received no regular maintenance since it was vacated in 1998.

reduce

The use of hard surfaces in the garden is intended to reduce maintenance.

MAINTENANCE + NOUN
engineer, man, technician, worker
crew, personnel, staff, team
manager, officer (AmE), supervisor
department, unit (military)
management (AmE)
bill, costs, expenses, fee
budget
contract
plan, programme/program, schedule
facility (esp. AmE), service, support

We provide a maintenance service on all our products.

depot, shop (AmE)
requirements
issue, problem
check
procedure, system
activities, operation, task, work
record

Keep warranty papers and maintenance records for any vehicle you own.

guide, manual
2 (BrE, law) money paid to support sb ⇨ See also ↑support
ADJECTIVE
child
VERB + MAINTENANCE
pay
claim
MAINTENANCE + NOUN
payments
arrears

He was jailed for failing to pay maintenance arrears.

PREPOSITION
in maintenance

He pays £1 000 a month in child maintenance.


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