eking

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *eking, *eching, deverbal of eken (to increase, add), equivalent to eke +‎ -ing. More at eke.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

eking (uncountable)

  1. The act or process of adding.
  2. That which is added.
  3. (nautical, obsolete) A supplementary piece of timber used to lengthen another.

Etymology 2[edit]

From eke.

Verb[edit]

eking

  1. Present participle of eke.