cope with (someone or something)

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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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Forces have coped with one very difficult round of funding cuts and they have survived, but there is a limit to how much any organisation can take and still maintain standards.
POLICE in Cardiff coped with one of the biggest operations ever seen in Wales as three events passed off without serious incident in the capital on Saturday.
Specifically, medical students who had neither crystallized nor specified a career preference were less thick-skinned and socially bold than participants who had coped with one or both of the tasks.
She added: "I probably could have coped with one or other of the problems, but both things left me with too much time to catch up.
And he received many plaudits for the way he coped with one of the toughest strike-forces in the business.
They will be disappointed with the chances they missed while we battled on all the way and coped with one excellent front player.