up front , up-front, upfront
1 adj If you are up frontabout something, you act openly or publicly so that people know what you are doing or what you believe.
INFORMAL usu v-link ADJ
You can't help being biased so you may as well be up front about it..., They tended to have a much more up-front attitude.
2 adv If a payment is made up front, it is made in advance and openly, so that the person being paid can see that the money is there.
ADV after v
For the first time the government's actually put some money up front..., Some companies charge a fee up front, but we don't think that's right.
Up front is also an adjective., adj ADJ n
The eleven percent loan has no up-front costs., ...up-front charges.
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