eke out

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eke out (third-person singular simple present ekes out, present participle eking out, simple past and past participle eked out)

  1. (transitive) to supplement
    The old man eked out his pension by selling vegetables from his garden.
  2. (transitive) To obtain with difficulty or effort.
    He eked out a living selling vegetables from the garden.

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