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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of eke.


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  • I opened my mouth to say something, but before a word eked out, Bridgette dragged me away and into a large room with a multitude of arched windows.


  • "eked" is rather an odd verb to describe a three million vote margin.

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  • DHNS: Karnataka eked out a draw against Andhra in the KSCA South Zone under-14 cricket tournament here on Monday. - Articles related to Drought-prone districts on the rise

  • Recently only three airlines that I know of actually kind of eked out a profit.

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  • Looking back now, I could have made bogey and still won, but fortunately I had a good tee shot and pitching wedge into the green, and kind of eked my putt up there and tapped it in. " rss feed

  • While the landmark stock offering eked out a small profit of $54 million for taxpayers and began the government's exit from the insurer 2½ years after its record bailout, the stock fell 4% on Wednesday to make it the worst first-day performer of U.S. follow-on stock offerings over $1 billion.

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  • AIG Offering : American International Group and the U.S. Treasury Department sold $8.7 billion in AIG stock, in an offering that eked out a small profit for taxpayers and began the government's exit from the bailed-out insurer.

    House to Vote to Raise Debt Ceiling

  • The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite eked out a gain of 4.12, or 0.1%, to 2773.31.

    Stocks Sink Again; Wal-Mart Slips 1.4%

  • In 2009, Bridgewater's largest fund eked out a 2% gain, while the stock market had one of the greatest rallies in recent memory.

    Big Win for a Big Bear

  • German luxury-car maker BMW AG eked out a 0.4% gain to 74,941 cars, with its core brand accounting for 58,442 cars, up 1.7% year-to-year.

    European Car Sales Slide


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