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  • n  activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
  • n  the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

  • While spending more for the upkeep of national parks and adding facilities for the handicapped, Watt put a virtual moratorium on the acquisition of new land and even resisted .
  • The project remained only a scheme with a staggering upkeep in land taxes.
  • Although they cost two to three times as much, they can go five or more years without upkeep.
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  • US Open 2013: Many Golfers Will Feel Weather's True Wrath on Friday
    Wild weather has grabbed hold of the 113th U.S. Open with a vengeance, causing multiple delays for the players and endless headaches for the USGA staff in charge of upkeep of Merion Golf Club.  The highest ranked group in the field— Tiger Woods (+2, T51), Rory McIlroy (E, T16) and Adam Scott (-2, T2))—and any of the groups unlucky enough to have an afternoon tee time experienced the most severe ...
    June 14, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • ACCOMACK: In Oak Hall, condition of Downing's Cemetery has tempers boiling
    OAK HALL -- The issue over upkeep at Downing's Cemetery reached its flashpoint when Patti Fisher cursed at volunteer board member Dennis Fox and chased him into his office.
    June 13, 2013 - Eastern Shore News
  • Wilton voters approve home upkeep ordinance, $2.9M budget Monday
    Wilton voters passed a minimum property upkeep ordinance, a $108,000 library budget and a $2.9 million town budget at the three hour annual Town Meeting Monday evening.
    June 11, 2013 - Kennebec Journal

  • Fabian Hamilton in Telegraph.co.uk
    Asked to explain his claims, Mr Hamilton said: "I spent the majority of my time in London with my mother before her death, paying a substantial sum of money from my own pocket for the upkeep of the house. After her death, I moved my main home to...
  • John Gotti in San Diego Union Tribune
    We're finishing fixing it up,Gotti told the newspaper. "I can't afford the upkeep."
  • Sam Graves in New York Times
    My focus is rare antique airplanes and rare vintage warbirds,Mr. Graves said. "Some of these not-for-profits, they give rides to help support the upkeep and maintenance of the airplane, and this will place an undue burden on them."

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