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eke

eke

pronunciation:
ik
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: eked, ekes, eking
definition 1: to stretch or supplement with effort or care (usu. fol. by out).
We eked out our supplies by strict rationing.
antonyms:
squander
definition 2: to obtain or earn (a living or existence) with great effort (usu. fol. by out).