He 2010, he drew five challengers, and eked out slightly more than 50 percent of the vote.
It reported a net loss for 2012, though it eked out a slim $4.9 million profit in the fourth quarter.
She eked out a victory over more feminist-friendly role models.
First-term Sen. Al Franken eked out a victory in 2008 and has kept a relatively low-profile since.
Backed by this Republican support, Seltzer eked out a narrow 35-vote victory in a low-turnout primary.
His father was a street-porter who eked out the scanty exchequer by playing a violin at occasional dances or concerts.
With a languid movement she eked out the thought that was in her.
Until then, though its influence and worth cannot be overestimated, commerce had eked out a precarious and costly existence.
It is a chronicle or procession, eked out with soldiers' squabbles.
The carpet covered only two-thirds of the floor, and was eked out by linoleum.
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.).