What does the word Eke mean?

Usage examples for Eke

  1. " They are rather trying, Cecil," she said gently, " especially on days when one has got a headache; but, after all, I'm very glad to have the work to do; it helps such a lot to eke out our little income. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  2. " Whatever he may do to eke out his income," interrupted Mrs. Troyle, " he is certainly not going to fill in his leisure moments by making love to my maid." – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  3. " If you are referring to a mother and three daughters who live in the Friary and eke out a scanty income by taking in dressmaking, I am happy to say I know them well," went on Archie. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey