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verb     eke pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleeking
past tenseeked
past participleeked

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.

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    to make something such as money or food last as long as possible

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

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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