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English noun: upkeep

1. upkeep (act) activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

SamplesHe wrote the manual on car care.

Synonymscare, maintenance

Broader (hypernym)fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation

Narrower (hyponym)camera care, car care, inspection and repair, overhaul, pump priming, scheduled maintenance, service, steam fitting

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

SamplesThey were in want of sustenance.
Fishing was their main sustainment.

Synonymsmaintenance, sustainment, sustenance, sustentation

Broader (hypernym)support

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