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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of eke.

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Examples

  • The scenery through which we passed was thoroughly that of the lower districts of the Alps, with nothing Jurane in its character, and the elevation finally achieved was not very great: indeed, at a short distance from the glacière, we passed a collection of very neat châlets, with gardens and garden-flowers, one of the châlets rejoicing in countless beehives, with three or four 'ekes' apiece.

    Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland

  • Five offers up a deep gulping snort that Liz is certain will wake him, but he ekes it out and slumps into delta sleep.

    Intersomnolence

  • If Democrat Joe Sestak ekes out a win here, he will likely do so on the strength of the Philadelphia vote.

    Chris Weigant: My Final Midterm Election Picks

  • So Lars just ekes out Jeff as the bad neighbor because he killed his wife, then a dog, tried to beat up Grace Kelly, and threw an invalid out the window.

    Top 10 Worst Movie Neighbors » Scene-Stealers

  • If Democrat Joe Sestak ekes out a win here, he will likely do so on the strength of the Philadelphia vote.

    Chris Weigant: My Final Midterm Election Picks

  • Five offers up a deep gulping snort that Liz is certain will wake him, but he ekes it out and slumps into delta sleep.

    Intersomnolence

  • Balveer Singh Meena, a 31-year old farmer in the village of Mohanpura in northern Karauli, ekes out a living growing wheat and chickpeas.

    India's Boom Bypasses Rural Poor

  • Opening in limited release Wednesday, Crazy Heart tells the story of Bad Blake, a fallen country star who ekes out a living at dive bars and bowling alleys, looking for love with a single mom (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and brooding over the superstar success of a kid he once mentored (Colin Farrell).

    Jeff Bridges strikes a new chord in 'Crazy Heart'

  • The only time I have ever seen a camel in Cairo was on the Giza plateau, where an underclass ekes out a living hustling rides to tourists visiting the pyramids.

    Will Stebbins: The Trouble With Hosni

  • •NBC's summer experiment The Philanthropist (10 ET/PT) ekes its way to its finale with a trip to Haiti.

    Critic's Corner Wednesday

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