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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Dacallos said they have been sleeping at the plaza for days so that the child would learn early how to fend for herself,' Balonglong said.
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Central to the piece is Jax, a young woman on the brink of adulthood who has been pretty much left to fend for herself because of her vacuous mother's philanderings.
Long abused in an arranged marriage, she must fend for herself while her obsessed husband combs the Pecos for the very map Clay has discovered.
Dumping her in the field to fend for herself was 'mean' and 'callous.
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However when the job falls through and her parents tell her they've closed their business and sold her childhood home she decides to fend for herself, find another job and throw herself into her Vlog.
Her father hides his grief by burying himself in his work at the university, while Rosalind vents her anguish by acting up and running off with friends leaving Immy to fend for herself.
She needed immediate veterinary treatment and it is thought she got caught up in barbed wire, somehow got free and was left to fend for herself.
He dies during a difficult sea journey to find Erik the Red and Leif Erikson in Greenland, leaving Gudrid to fend for herself.
Ross discovers there is a fever at Bodmin Jail just weeks before Jim due to be released, so he embarks on a desperate course of action to save his friend - making things awkward when he later invited to a grand ball, where in his frustration he gets fighting drunk, leaving Demelza to fend for herself.
Ross discovers there is a fever at Bodmin Jail just weeks before Jim is due to be released, so he embarks on a desperate course of action to save his friend - making things awkward when he is later invited to a grand ball, where in his frustration he gets fighting drunk, leaving Demelza to fend for herself.
Lisa Tucker, 30, of Longmeadow, Eccleston, moved house and left her pet cat Fluffy behind to fend for herself.
This is Mabel 'Modger' Morrish, who grew up in Birmingham between the wars with five older brothers and learned how to fend for herself.
Growing up on Stoney Creek taught Amarin how to fend for herself, she could rope a cow and hold her own against any man.