eke out


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eke out

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to make (a supply) last, esp by frugal use: they eked out what little food was left.
2. to support (existence) with difficulty and effort
3. to add to (something insufficient), esp with effort: to eke out an income with evening work.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.eke out - supplement what is thought to be deficient; "He eked out his meager pay by giving private lessons"; "Braque eked out his collages with charcoal"
supplement - add as a supplement to what seems insufficient; "supplement your diet"
2.eke out - live from day to day, as with some hardship; "He eked out his years in great poverty"
live - lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
3.eke out - make by laborious and precarious means; "He eked out a living as a painter"
earn, realise, pull in, bring in, realize, gain, make, take in, clear - earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
4.eke out - obtain with difficulty; "He eked out some information from the archives"
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"

eke out

verb be sparing with, stretch out, be economical with, economize on, husband, be frugal with I had to eke out my redundancy money for about ten weeks.
eke out a living support yourself, survive, get by, make ends meet, scrimp, save, scrimp and save people trying to eke out a living in forest areas
Translations
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eke out

vt sep food, suppliesstrecken, verlängern; money, incomeaufbessern; to eke out a livingsich (recht und schlecht) durchschlagen
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