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Meaning of eke

eke

Pronunciation: (ēk), [key]
— eked, ek•ing.
  1. to increase; enlarge; lengthen.
  2. They managed to eke out a living by farming a small piece of land.
    1. to make (a living) or support (existence) laboriously:They managed to eke out a living by farming a small piece of land.
    2. to supplement; add to; stretch:to eke out an income with odd jobs.

eke

Pronunciation: (ēk), [key]
— adv. Archaic.
  1. also.
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