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eke

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adverb \ˈēk\

Definition of eke

archaic

  1. :  also

Origin and Etymology of eke

Middle English, from Old English ēac; akin to Old High German ouh also, Latin aut or, Greek au again


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eke

verb

Definition of eke

eked

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eking

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  increase, lengthen

  3. 2 :  to get with great difficulty —usually used with out eke out a living

Origin and Etymology of eke

Middle English, from Old English īecan, ēcan; akin to Old High German ouhhōn to add, Latin augēre to increase, Greek auxein



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