upkeep

noun
VERB + UPKEEP
require

The pond requires minimal upkeep.

contribute (sth) towards/toward (esp. BrE), go towards/toward, pay for, pay (sth) towards (BrE)

The money will go towards/toward the upkeep of the centre.

Our taxes help pay for the upkeep of the roads.

My ex-husband pays a mere £163 a month towards the upkeep of our son.

afford (esp. BrE)

He says he can no longer afford the upkeep of his 2 000-acre estate.

PHRASES
the maintenance and upkeep of sth

the maintenance and upkeep of the monuments

responsibility for the upkeep of sth

The university has responsibility for the upkeep of the buildings.


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