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verb eke pronunciation in American English /ik/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleeking
past tenseeked
past participleeked

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phrasal verb

eke out

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyeke out
he/she/itekes out
present participleeking out
past tenseeked out
past participleeked out
to get just enough money or food to be able to continue to exist
eke out a living/an existence:

The family barely manages to eke out a living from their small farm.

  1. a.
    to make something such as money or food last as long as possible

    Their meager supplies have to be eked out throughout the winter.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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