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cope with (someone or something)

To endure something, usually something unpleasant or undesirable. We need to increase the budget this year—our teachers have coped with a lack of funds for long enough. I can't cope with all of this uncertainty—I need to hear back from the colleges I applied to!
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cope with someone or something

to endure someone or something; to manage to deal with someone or something. I don't think I can cope with any more trouble. I can't cope with your being late for work anymore.
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A demographical questionnaire prepared by the authors for this study, the CISS, COPE inventory, Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, and the Satisfaction with Life Scale were administered to the participants.
The Lazarus Transactional Model of Stress and Coping was used as a guide to understand nurses' ability to cope with dilemmas through cognitive appraisal and coping processes (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984).
Table 1 also shows the alpha reliability of Brief Cope Scale and its subscales.
Day continued his good form in the second frame but then missed a simple pink and, after missing a more difficult chance, Cope moved two frames clear.
However, Cope could cause plenty of problems for Higgins, who can be vulnerable against a top young talent, and the selection would have a definite chance of upsetting the Grand Prix champion should they meet.
Accordingly, it would seem necessary that individuals learn various coping strategies and be able to effectively identify resources in order to successfully cope with diverse challenges (Hood & Carruthers, 2002).
They completed the Brief COPE questionnaire (4) and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS).
1991) found that wives' use of optimism as a way to cope was negatively related to their husbands' distress.
Black women, less studied than white women, might cope more effectively because of greater support from kin and fictive kin (Haley et al.
North Sefton magistrates found Cope guilty of 10 offences.
In an attempt to cope with this rapidly growing need, Bar-beau says the school is pursuing the creation of an additional $130,000 machining lab.
Participants responded to a subset of items from the Brief COPE (Carver, 1997), which contains 14 tactics (active coping, planning, positive reframing, acceptance, humor, religion, using emotional support, using instrumental support, self-distraction, denial, venting, substance use, behavioral disengagement, and self-blame), with two items per scale.
Nolen-Hoeksema (1994) has suggested that one factor contributing to adolescent girls' increased vulnerability to depression is how they cope with stress.