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verb as in lengthen

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Campbell’s office brought hotel union leaders and a vacation rental platform that undermined past regulatory attempts to the table to try to eke out a compromise.

Perhaps if Nautiluses and Allonautiluses only had to survive the warming depths, they would do as they have always done—eke by.

She didn’t qualify in the 200, and in the 400 m in Rio, Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas eked a win over Felix by diving across the finish line.

From Time

I eked by in the rest of my classes, often skipping weeks of lectures just to avoid getting called on by professors.

The difference will be in how much scale Carrefour can eke from each growth stream as it tries to cement its version of a self-serve retail network media — Carrefour Links — in the minds of marketers.

From Digiday

The polls say Republicans will likely eke out a small majority in the Senate this Election Day.

They made the playoffs just four times and managed to eke out only one playoff series win.

It's hard to find an extra 18,000 votes by squinting hard, but you can probably eke out a few hundred.

Thanks to an unexpectedly strong showing in the West and the farm belt, Truman managed to eke out re-election.

Polls suggests he should be able to eke out a win of three points or so.

She had no ambition whatever, and merely hoped to be able to eke out in this way her slender resources.

John Gilpin was a citizen of credit and renown; A train-band captain eke was he, of famous London town.

So stooping down, as needs he must who cannot sit upright, He grasped the mane with both his hands, and eke with all his might.

These you can eke out by working late into the night, and rising when the day dawns.

Should he chance to break a leg, or she a limb, the inevitable exposure of the pedal condition is alarming and eke humiliating.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to eke, such as: augment, economize, fill, husband, increase, and magnify.

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