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Meaning of EKE OUT

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  1. [v]  obtain with difficulty; "He eked out some information from the archives"
  2. [v]  make by laborious and precarious means; "He eked out a living as a painter"
  3. [v]  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. [v]  live from day to day, as with some hardship; "He eked out his years in great poverty"
 Synonyms: fill out, squeeze out
 See Also: bring in, clear, earn, gain, live, make, obtain, pull in, realise, realize, supplement, take in



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 Related Terms: accomplish, bring to completion, bring to fruition, complete, cope, fill in, fill out, fulfill, get by, keep afloat, make ends meet, make good, make out, make up, manage, mature, piece out, refill, replenish, round out, scrape along, subsist, survive, top off