fend for (oneself)

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fend for (oneself)

To look after or take care of oneself without assistance from anyone else. Moving to a new country for college really made me learn to fend for myself. I won't be home from work until about 9 o'clock, so you and your sister will have to fend for yourselves for dinner.
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fend for

v.
To provide for, take care of, or defend someone without assistance: We watched the bear fending for her cubs as the hunters approached. I had to fend for myself when I arrived in Europe alone.
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On the Challenge Tour you get dumped in a country and you have to fend for yourself really - sometimes you can't hit your driver on the range because they are not long enough.
In a lot of brokerage [firms], you are left to fend for yourself.
How different from other groups where a designated greeter says hello, points you to the stale crackers and the mystery spread, and leaves you to fend for yourself.
You are left to fend for yourself and it was only because my dad had said stick with it a bit longer that I did stay.
By denying the Valley a chance to vote on the future of the LAUSD, the state Board of Education has given residents the same old ultimatum: Accept subpar education, or go fend for yourself.
While you may find many like-minded vegetarian or vegan students on campus to share meals with, this may be the first time you've had to fend for yourself at meal times, and the dining halls and restaurants around campus may or may not be vegetarian- or vegan-friendly.
Next, we want you to fend for yourself in getting information by using this pretty new computer that gives you instant access to everything there is to know (except, of course, the stuff that's not in a computer.
You will not be left alone to fend for yourself if you are performing your tasks as policemen faithfully," he said adding that Solicitor-General Jose Calida also reaffirmed the commitment of Duterte to fully support the campaign of the PNP against illegal drugs.
Then they kick you out and now you have to fend for yourself, find your own food and run away from these bad guys and not get caught.
From a self-esteem point of view it's not great not being able to fend for yourself or pay bills to look after the family.
Motor Sport Vision also put on track days for novices only with top-notch instruction including classroom sessions so you won't be left to fend for yourself, for the price of a normal track day.
The former Rawthorpe High School pupil said: "The whole experience was so surreal - having to fend for yourself on a desert island with people you don't know.
Motor Sport Vision put on track days for novices only, with top-notch instruction including classroom sessions so you won't be left to fend for yourself, for the price of a normal track day.