[v] force out; "Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts"
[v] extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing; "wring out the washcloth"
[v] cause to come out in a squirt, of liquids
[v] form or shape by forcing through an opening; as of metal
[v] obtain with difficulty; "He eked out some information from the archives"
[v] make by laborious and precarious means; "He eked out a living as a painter"