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Definition of eke verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

eke

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//iːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iːk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they eke
BrE BrE//iːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iːk//
 
he / she / it ekes
BrE BrE//iːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iːks//
 
past simple eked
BrE BrE//iːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iːkt//
 
past participle eked
BrE BrE//iːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iːkt//
 
-ing form eking
BrE BrE//ˈiːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːkɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English ēacian, ēcan (in the sense ‘increase’), of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse auka. Phrasal Verbseke somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: eke

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