Synonyms of eke something out in English:

eke something out


See definition of eke

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