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fend for yourself

to take care of yourself The girl took everything she could carry and left the boy all alone to fend for himself.
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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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MaryJake thinks she's going with her family but instead is dropped off at the edge of a forest and told to go on into town and fend for herself as best she can.
While Hannah waits in Budapest, Malka is shipped back to Poland to fend for herself in the ghetto for the next seven months.
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.
Often from the belief that more highly educated workers "are better able to fend for themselves -- but sometimes simply from inexperience .
Challenged to compete in an assortment of survival games and deal with the inevitable personality clashes of perfect strangers living together, the contestants were marooned on an island in the South China Seas, and left to fend for themselves.
One of her cousins, Nicole, has run away to Germany in order to save herself but feels bad about leaving Holly and her sister Amanda to fend for themselves.
The juvenile birds will be fed animal carcasses until they learn to fend for themselves and will be monitored through transmitters mounted on their backs.
The fate of a Sim, for better or worse, rests in a player's hands, but be ready, Sims can fend for themselves and they won't wait around for orders.
Anyway, the story proper commences when Sidney (``Party of Five's'' Neve Campbell, an unexpectedly fine young actress) is likewise left to fend for herself when her widowed dad takes a business trip.