eke


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eke 1

 (ēk)
tr.v. eked, ek·ing, ekes
1. To supplement with great effort. Used with out: eked out an income by working two jobs.
2. To get with great effort or strain. Used with out: eke out a bare existence from farming in an arid area.
3. To make (a supply) last by practicing strict economy. Used with out.

[Middle English eken, to increase, from Old English ēcan; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

eke 2

 (ēk)
adv. Archaic
Also.

[Middle English, from Old English ēac, ēc.]

eke

(iːk)
vb
(tr) archaic to increase, enlarge, or lengthen
[Old English eacan; related to Old Norse auka to increase, Latin augēre to increase]

eke

(iːk)
sentence connector
archaic also; moreover
[Old English eac; related to Old Norse, Gothic auk also, Old High German ouh, Latin autem but, aut or]

eke1

(ik)

v.t. eked, ek•ing.
eke out,
a. to make (a living) or maintain (existence) meagerly and with great effort: to eke out an income.
b. to supplement; add to.
c. to mete out in small amounts.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English ēac(i)an; akin to Greek auxánein to increase, amplify]

eke2

(ik)

adv. Archaic.
also.
[before 900; Middle English eek, Old English ēc, ēac]

eke


Past participle: eked
Gerund: eking

Imperative
eke
eke
Present
I eke
you eke
he/she/it ekes
we eke
you eke
they eke
Preterite
I eked
you eked
he/she/it eked
we eked
you eked
they eked
Present Continuous
I am eking
you are eking
he/she/it is eking
we are eking
you are eking
they are eking
Present Perfect
I have eked
you have eked
he/she/it has eked
we have eked
you have eked
they have eked
Past Continuous
I was eking
you were eking
he/she/it was eking
we were eking
you were eking
they were eking
Past Perfect
I had eked
you had eked
he/she/it had eked
we had eked
you had eked
they had eked
Future
I will eke
you will eke
he/she/it will eke
we will eke
you will eke
they will eke
Future Perfect
I will have eked
you will have eked
he/she/it will have eked
we will have eked
you will have eked
they will have eked
Future Continuous
I will be eking
you will be eking
he/she/it will be eking
we will be eking
you will be eking
they will be eking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been eking
you have been eking
he/she/it has been eking
we have been eking
you have been eking
they have been eking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been eking
you will have been eking
he/she/it will have been eking
we will have been eking
you will have been eking
they will have been eking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been eking
you had been eking
he/she/it had been eking
we had been eking
you had been eking
they had been eking
Conditional
I would eke
you would eke
he/she/it would eke
we would eke
you would eke
they would eke
Past Conditional
I would have eked
you would have eked
he/she/it would have eked
we would have eked
you would have eked
they would have eked
Translations
يَحتال على العَيْشيُطيل، يُضيف إلى، يُكَمِّل
få til at løbe rundtfå til at rækkefå til at slå tilklare dagen og vejen
drÿgjaskrimta, rétt hafa ofan af fyrir sér
skalsintisunkiai verstis
papildināttikko savilkt galus kopā
idareli kullanmakkıt kanaat geçinmek

eke

[iːk] VT to eke out [+ food, supplies] → escatimar; [+ money, income] → hacer que alcance
to eke out a livingganarse la vida a duras penas

eke

[ˈiːk] vt
to eke a living → vivoter
to eke a living from sth → vivoter grâce à qch
eke out
vt sep
(= stretch) [+ budget, resources] → arrondir
to eke out a living (= get by) → vivoter

eke

[iːk] vt to eke out (food, supplies, money) → far bastare, far durare; (income) → arrotondare
to eke out a living → sbarcare il lunario

eke

(iːk) : eke out
1. to make (a supply of something) last longer eg by adding something else to it. You could eke out the meat with potatoes.
2. to manage with difficulty to make (a living, livelihood etc). The artist could scarcely eke out a living from his painting.
References in classic literature ?
Now," quoth he, "my bow and eke mine arrows are as good as shine; and moreover, I go to the shooting match at Nottingham Town, which same has been proclaimed by our good Sheriff of Nottinghamshire; there I will shoot with other stout yeomen, for a prize has been offered of a fine butt of ale.
I will lay by my trusty bow and eke my arrows, and if thou darest abide my coming, I will go and cut a cudgel to test thy manhood withal.
Ay, marry," quoth he again, "thou art a tall lad, and eke a brave one, for ne'er, I bow, is there a man betwixt here and Canterbury Town could do the like to me that thou hast done.
Then shall he not go without a ducking and eke a drubbing himself
In fact, I was already obliged to increase my respirations to eke out of this cell the little oxygen it contained, when suddenly I was refreshed by a current of pure air, and perfumed with saline emanations.
form the mind,' and eke the manners of some young lady of distinction.
A favourite at the Old Bailey, and eke at the Sessions, Mr.
Does our friend eke out his modest income with a crossing?
Game was scanty, and they had to eke out their scanty fare with wild roots and vegetables, such as the Indian potato, the wild onion, and the prairie tomato, and they met with quantities of "red root," from which the hunters make a very palatable beverage.
And at her house in town, upon this muddy, murky afternoon, presents himself an old- fashioned old gentleman, attorney-at-law and eke solicitor of the High Court of Chancery, who has the honour of acting as legal adviser of the Dedlocks and has as many cast-iron boxes in his office with that name outside as if the present baronet were the coin of the conjuror's trick and were constantly being juggled through the whole set.
Speaking on activities for this year's event, Eke who was recently honoured with the African Community Achievement Award by a North American group, AFRIFAMU, said the festival would open on June 29, at the Dallas City Performance Hall and end on July 3rd, with an awards night.
Eke led us through some strategic thinking so that we could identify areas that need strengthening.