Eke

Definition of Eke

Pronunciation: ēk
v. t.1.To increase; to add to; to augment; - now commonly used with out, the notion conveyed being to add to, or piece out by a laborious, inferior, or scanty addition; as, to eke out a scanty supply of one kind with some other.
[imp. & p. p. Eked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Eking.]
He eked out by his wits an income of barely fifty pounds.
- Macaulay.
adv.1.In addition; also; likewise.
'T will be prodigious hard to prove
That this is eke the throne of love.
- Prior.
A trainband captain eke was he
Of famous London town.
- Cowper.
n.1.An addition.
Clumsy ekes that may well be spared.
- Geddes.
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