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  1. eke out, fill outverb

    supplement what is thought to be deficient

    "He eked out his meager pay by giving private lessons"; "Braque eked out his collages with charcoal"

    Synonyms:
    fatten out, round out, fill in, plump, fill out, fatten up, round, fat, pad, flesh out, plump out, fatten, complete, make out, squeeze out

  2. eke outverb

    live from day to day, as with some hardship

    "He eked out his years in great poverty"

    Synonyms:
    squeeze out, fill out

  3. eke out, squeeze outverb

    make by laborious and precarious means

    "He eked out a living as a painter"

    Synonyms:
    squeeze out, fill out, wring out, eject, force out, squirt, extrude

  4. eke out, squeeze outverb

    obtain with difficulty

    "He eked out some information from the archives"

    Synonyms:
    squeeze out, fill out, wring out, eject, force out, squirt, extrude

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  1. eke out

    Synonyms:
    add to, supply the deficiency of

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#522complete
#1309round
#1690fat
#5030pad
#8785squirt
#12849plump
#27307eject
#98633fatten
#109019extrude

How to use eke out in a sentence?

  1. Christopher Granville:

    The national savings buffers are worth around 6.5 percent of GDP at present and that's the basis of saying they will run out of cash by the middle of next year - unless the oil price goes up, but to eke out the buffers until the election will require meaningful spending cuts now... Desperate times call for desperate measures.

  2. Philippine Red Cross Chairman Gordon:

    The passengers would have been farmers or fishermen, or ordinary businessmen -- common folks, they are not very well off, otherwise they would be on better vessels or take the plane. But obviously, these are poor folks, simple folks who are trying to eke out an existence.


Translations for eke out

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  • zusammenkratzen, aufbessernGerman
  • elĉerpiEsperanto
  • suplir las deficienciasSpanish
  • kituuttaa, täydentää, venyttääFinnish
  • rammasser, améliorer, survivreFrench
  • kiegészítHungarian
  • tirare la carretta, integrare, tirare avanti, arrotondare, sbarcare il lunarioItalian
  • aanvullen, bijeenscharrelen, bijeenschartenDutch
  • добывать, дополнятьRussian
  • 退出Chinese

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