Definition of eke out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

eke out

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    eke somethingout

     
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  1. 1to make a small supply of something such as food or money last longer by using only small amounts of it She managed to eke out her student loan till the end of the year.
  2. 2 eke out a living, etc. to manage to live with very little money For years he eked out a miserable existence in a shabby one-room apartment.
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