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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

eke

[iːk] vt to eke out (food, supplies, money) → far bastare, far durare; (income) → arrotondare
to eke out a living → sbarcare il lunario
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
Their short and simple annals could be eked out by confidences which would not appreciably enrich the materials of the literary history of their time, and it seems better to leave them to the imagination of such posterity as they may reach.
It is not strange, then, that those who wrote of him should have eked out their scanty recollections with a lively fancy, and it is evident that there was enough in the little that was known of him to give opportunity to the romantic scribe; there was much in his life which was strange and terrible, in his character something outrageous, and in his fate not a little that was pathetic.
One American they found on the lower reaches of Georgiana who eked an illicit existence by fishing with traps.
USD-CAD eked out a three-session high at 1.3059 before steadying at slightly low levels.
eked out a small profit in the second quarter, with rate hikes helping its bottom line.
Summary: The British economy shrank by an unrevised 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, but eked out slender growth during the course of 2012, the latest official data showed on Wednesday.
Summary: LONDON, Jul 02, SPA -- World shares eked out gains for only the second time in nine sessions on Friday but the rise was likely to be contingent on key U.S.
Micky Hammond's five-year-old came across from his high draw, but touched a high of 24 on Betfair when looking set to give best to Joyeaux (traded at 1.51 on Betfair) inside the final furlong until Hanagan eked another effort out of him.
Although Tindall's second just after half-time eked out another advantage, Holland's expertise at penalty corners saw Taeke Taekema score twice to snatch victory.
In the final they eked out a two-point victory over top seeds F who easily beat New Zealand 35-1 in the semi-finals.