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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 eke /ˈik/
 (v.)增加,增補,補充

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Eke v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eked p. pr. & vb. n. Eking.]  To increase; to add to; to augment; -- now commonly used with out, the notion conveyed being to add to, or piece out by a laborious, inferior, or scanty addition; as, to eke out a scanty supply of one kind with some other. “To eke my pain.”
    He eked out by his wits an income of barely fifty pounds.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Eke, adv.  In addition; also; likewise. [Obs. or Archaic]
 'T will be prodigious hard to prove
 That this is eke the throne of love.   --Prior.
 A trainband captain eke was he
 Of famous London town.   --Cowper.
 Note:Eke serves less to unite than to render prominent a subjoined more important sentence or notion.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Eke, n. An addition. [R.]
    Clumsy ekes that may well be spared.   --Geddes.