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eke something out

to extend something; to add to something. He worked at two jobs in order to eke his income out. He managed to eke out a living.
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eke out

1. Supplement, make last, as in The survivors eked out their food and water until they were rescued. [Late 1500s]
2. Get with great difficulty or effort, as in The soil was terrible but they managed to eke out a living by rotating crops. [Early 1800s]
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Now, we have another factor - petrol prices," said Eke.
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Eke is a chartered accountant, with a degree in political science and an MBA in project management technology.
Noting that Turkey and China could make joint projects in film industry, Eke said that Turkish Consulate General could extend every type of support to such cooperation.
Eke said: "The margin for the World Cup was ahead of the board's expectations and the business also achieved a better margin since the start of the current football season than in the corresponding period last year.
Dr Vincent Eke, of Durham University, who helped plan the crash site, said: "It's a bit of a crazy thing to do.
Albion need to eke out some points to avoid getting completely tailed off at the bottom of the Premier League table.
Eke and Lee, both of the University of the West of England, UK, present a balanced view of whole-class teaching that recognizes the importance of classroom talk in teaching and learning.
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Maybe Ministry of Health chief nursing adviser Mark Jones would Eke to acknowledge that as well.
Michael Eke, of March, Cambridgeshire, carried out numerous thefts, including writing references nominating himself for the title, Norwich Crown Court heard.
So why does he have to sell bagels -- not to mention porn DVDs on the side -- to eke out an existence?
But Gronholm responded with a burst of speed when the rally proper got under way to eke out a 13.
The microbes appear to eke out a living from that light, which the researchers can see only through night goggles.