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eke

 
pronunciation:
ik
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ekes, eking, eked
definition 1: to obtain or earn (a living or existence) with great effort (usu. fol. by "out').
It's hard to eke out a living from farming on such dry and rocky land.
definition 2: (old-fashioned) to stretch or supplement with effort or care (usu. fol. by "out").
We eked out our supplies by strict rationing.
antonyms:
squander
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