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eke out

verb

Definition of eke out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make up for the deficiencies of :  supplement <eked out his income by getting a second job>

  3. 2 :  to make (a supply) last by economy



Examples of eke out in a sentence

  1. <eked out a living from the family's small farm>



1596

First Known Use of eke out

1596


EKE OUT Defined for Kids

eke out

verb \ˈēk-ˈau̇t\

Definition of eke out for Students

eked out

eking out

  1. 1 :  to get with great effort <They eked out a living from the farm.>

  2. 2 :  to add to bit by bit <She eked out her income with odd jobs.>




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