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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