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eke out


      vb   tr, adv  
1    to make (a supply) last, esp. by frugal use  
they eked out what little food was left     
2    to support (existence) with difficulty and effort  
3    to add to (something insufficient), esp. with effort  
to eke out an income with evening work     
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eke out

1    be economical with, be frugal with, be sparing with, economize on, husband, stretch out  
2    add to, enlarge, increase, make up (with), supplement  

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