Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun upkeep

2 senses of upkeep

Sense 1
care, maintenance, upkeep -- (activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care")
       => repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation -- (the act of putting something in working order again)

Sense 2
sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, maintenance, upkeep -- (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")

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