eke out

verb

Definition of eke out 

transitive verb

1 : to make up for the deficiencies of : supplement eked out his income by getting a second job

2 : to make (a supply) last by economy

Examples of eke out in a Sentence

eked out a living from the family's small farm

First Known Use of eke out

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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eke out

verb
\ˈēk-ˈau̇t\
eked out; eking out

Kids Definition of eke out

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

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

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