To eke is defined as to get something with a lot of effort.(verb)
An example of eke is to dig in a garbage can to find something that will due for dinner.
See eke in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE eac, akin to Ger auch < IE base *au-, again, on the other hand > L aut, Gr au, on the other hand
See eke in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb eked eked, ek·ing, ekes
Origin: Middle English eken, to increase
Origin: , from Old English ēcan; see aug- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English ēac, ēc.
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