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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But chances are you've a lot to learn about what to cook once you're finally fending for yourself.
When you're fending for yourself, it allows for far more interesting conversation," he says.
In the absence of a proper sponsor, you have to keep fending for yourself and that is where you struggle," he said.
Fending for yourself isn't easy, but it is satisfying.
It's hard to believe that being stuck between book stacks all day is really worse than tackling yobs or fending for yourself in front of a classroom full of primary school children with attention deficit disorder.
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You have to start fending for yourself quite considerably.
But unlike the celebrity "survivors" you won't be fending for yourself in a snake-infested jungle - as we're giving away a luxury two-week holiday PLUS EUR1,500 spending money.
Are you willing to be blindfolded, transported to a mystery location somewhere in Britain and spend a week fending for yourself in the wild?
Instead, he took the political high road, referring only obliquely and relatively gently to his differences with the House and Senate, as when he said the nation could not "go back to the era of fending for yourself.
You can get to see how it works at a different level and it's character building as well because you are fending for yourself off the pitch.