They made the playoffs just four times and managed to eke out only one playoff series win.
Freewheeling planets in your cosmic sector of transformation loosen inhibitions, and long-held opinions and secrets will eke out.
That way, they hope to eke out a "surprise" win in the media and give their campaign a little mojo.
Most landed with a thud, but some did well enough to eke out another contract.
With strong bipartisan support in the Senate, the institute is likely to eke out some money for this year, at least.
It is vain to eke out the laborious day by early beginning and late ending.
I had been desperately saving the ammunition, to eke out this hour of mine with her.
He would rob any one,—but always to eke out his own gifts to other people.
Can you, from the brief minutes I have left, eke out my reparation?
Compliments to eke out a libel are merely insults in masquerade.
c.1200, eken "to increase, lengthen," north England and E. Midlands variant of echen from Old English ecan, eacan, eacian "to increase," probably from eaca "an increase," from Proto-Germanic *aukan (cf. Old Norse auka, Old Frisian aka, Old High German ouhhon, Gothic aukan), from PIE *aug- "to increase" (see augment).
Now mainly in phrase to eke out (1590s). It means "to make something go further or last longer;" you can eke out your income by taking a second job, but you can't eke out your existence. Related: Eked; eking.
"also" (obsolete), from Old English eac, cognate with Old Saxon, Old Dutch ok, Old Norse and Gothic auk, Old Frisian ak, Old High German ouh, German auch "also;" probably related to eke (v.).