up front - definition and synonyms

adverb 

or upfront 

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/ʌpˈfrʌnt/

  1. 1
    if you pay for work or goods up front, you pay for them before you receive them

    She wants half her fee up front.

  2. 2
    informal in the part of something that is furthest forward

    There are some spare seats up front.

    1. a.
      informal in the part of a team that tries to score goals

      The England rugby team are awesome up front.

  3. 3
    if you tell someone something up front, you are very honest from the beginning about something that might affect them

    They warned us up front of the risk.