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the process or cost of keeping something, e.g., a building, machine or piece of land in good condition; the cost or process of keeping something, such as a building, in good condition การบำรุงรักษา 

Mr Chaiwat admitted that much of the equipment in the park was old, and the people in charge of maintenance might not be paying enough attention to its upkeep.

Mrs Somsong said she made a profit of about 10,000 baht a month but this money was all spent on the upkeep of her shop and paying house rent, water and electricity bills and other daily expenses.

If you think the recipient of your gift has is responsible enough to look after a pet, and can provide the right environment for one, are you also sure that they will be able to afford its upkeep?

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