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    eke out

    eke out - Dictionary definition and meaning for word eke out

    Definition
    (verb) supplement what is thought to be deficient
    Synonyms : fill out
    Example Sentence
    • He eked out his meager pay by giving private lessons
    • Braque eked out his collages with charcoal
    Definition
    (verb) live from day to day, as with some hardship
    Example Sentence
    • He eked out his years in great poverty
    Definition
    (verb) make by laborious and precarious means
    Synonyms : squeeze out
    Example Sentence
    • He eked out a living as a painter
    Definition
    (verb) obtain with difficulty
    Synonyms : squeeze out
    Example Sentence
    • He eked out some information from the archives
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