At the end of the close match, Canada found itself in the lead, eking out a 1-0 win.
Bats that had once lived deep in the forest were now eking out a living on mango trees and near pig farms.
There were some clumsily indicated buildings, possibly sheds and stables of daub and wattle, eking out the ramshackle house.
He was then a young man of twenty-five, eking out a living by tuition.
But there are a hundred ways of eking out subsistence in cheap countries, without trenching on morality.
With the cane-bottomed one eking out a wooden one he lengthened the couch.
Jacob Adler was at that time in London with a company, eking out a miserable existence.
But this way of eking out the facts only seemed to him to falsify them.
Spenser, who endowed English verse with the soul of harmony while eking out a life of misery, finally died in abject poverty.
The two had been eking out the remnants of Lois's school-money as best they might.
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.).