HyperDic: eke_out

English > 4 senses of the expression eke out:
VERBpossessioneke out, fill outsupplement what is thought to be deficient
stativeeke outlive from day to day, as with some hardship
possessioneke out, squeeze outmake by laborious and precarious means
possessioneke out, squeeze outobtain with difficulty
English > eke out: 4 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningsupplement what is thought to be deficient.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymfill out
Broadersupplementadd as a supplement to what seems insufficient
Spanishcomplementar, estirar
Catalancomplementar, fer arribar
English > eke out: 4 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningLive from day to day, as with some hardship.
PatternSomebody ----s something
BroaderliveLead a certain kind of life
English > eke out: 4 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningmake by laborious and precarious means.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsqueeze out
Broadergain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring inearn on some commercial or business transaction
Spanishganarse la vida
English > eke out: 4 senses > verb 4, possession
MeaningObtain with difficulty.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsqueeze out
BroaderobtainCome into possession of
Spanishextraer

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