What two words are both pronounced eek?

It's my third day of middle school, and today we read "Eeking out Life". It's actually a real newspaper story about a stray mouse rescued by a about-to-be-married couple. We have homework on it, and i do know that the word 'eke' means 'and' or 'also'. That's one. You can use a dictionary or another source for the other if you need two of them. See ya! :)