Synonyms of eke something out in English:

eke something out


See definition of eke something out

phrase

1‘she eked out a living as a washerwoman’

SYNONYMS

scrape, scratch, scrimp

survive, live, stay alive, exist, support oneself, cope, manage, fare, get along, get by, get through, make ends meet, make both ends meet, keep body and soul together

informal keep the wolf from the door, keep one's head above water, make out

2‘people would eke out their supplies through the winter’

SYNONYMS

economize on, skimp on, be economical with, be more economical with, make economies with, scrimp and scrape, save

be thrifty with, be frugal with, be sparing with, cut back on, make cutbacks in, budget, husband

informal go easy on

ANTONYMS

squander

3‘the emergency rations need to be eked out with other food to maintain health’

SYNONYMS

augment, add to, increase, supplement

enlarge, expand, amplify, make bigger, pad out, fill out, bulk out, stretch out