Synonyms of 'eke out'
be sparing with, stretch out, be economical with
I had to eke out my redundancy money for about ten weeks.
be sparing with
be economical with
Husbanding precious resources was part of rural life.
be frugal with
idiom:eke out a living
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If you eke out something, you make your supply of it last as long as possible .