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  Definition of eke out
  1. obtain with difficulty; "He eked out some information from the archives"
  2. make by laborious and precarious means; "He eked out a living as a painter"
  3. supplement what is thought to be deficient; "He eked out his meager pay by giving private lessons"; "Braque eked out his collages with charcoal"
  4. live from day to day, as with some hardship; "He eked out his years in great poverty"
Similar Words: squeeze out, fill out

 

 
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