how to pronounce upkeep


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upkeep is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of upkeep in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… for uh upkeep right so for maintaining …”

meanings of upkeep


  1. Maintenance; the act or effort of keeping something in good and working condition.


  1. To maintain (something) or keep it in good repair. Do you know how to upkeep a boat?.

upkeep frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word upkeep occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics upkeep can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that upkeep can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to upkeep


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