Synonyms for eke out

Synonyms for (verb) eke out

Synonyms: eke out, squeeze out

Definition: obtain with difficulty

Usage: He eked out some information from the archives

Similar words: obtain

Definition: come into possession of

Usage: How did you obtain the visa?


Synonyms: squeeze out, eke out

Definition: make by laborious and precarious means

Usage: He eked out a living as a painter

Similar words: clear, bring in, take in, earn, gain, make, realise, realize, pull in

Definition: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

Usage: How much do you make a month in your new job?; She earns a lot in her new job; this merger brought in lots of money; He clears $5,000 each month


Synonyms: fill out, eke out

Definition: supplement what is thought to be deficient

Usage: He eked out his meager pay by giving private lessons; Braque eked out his collages with charcoal

Similar words: supplement

Definition: add as a supplement to what seems insufficient

Usage: supplement your diet


Synonyms: eke out

Definition: live from day to day, as with some hardship

Usage: He eked out his years in great poverty

Similar words: live

Definition: lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

Usage: we had to live frugally after the war