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. You're going to have to learn to fend for yourself before you head off to college.
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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 away from the state-centred solutions, we should also have regard for the role of individual responsibility, not fend for yourself but be responsible for yourself, as parental lifestyle choices impact on children.
"I learned a lot about myself as a person moving away from home at a young age, having to fend for yourself. We've seen a lot of players in the last three or four years move states and do really well with Ed and Peter on these tours, so it's a good thing to get away from your comfort zone and really fend for yourself," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Wade, as saying.
But now that you are on your own you'll have to fend for yourself. You need at the minimum critical illness cover (pays out a lump sum on anyone of a set of illnesses or diseases), income protection insurance (pays a monthly allowance based on your income where you cannot work because of illness or disablement), life insurance (pays your estate if you die) and if in business (partnership or company) with someone else, keyman insurance (pays a sum sufficient to allow you to buy out your partners share of the business should they die).
It seemed if you wanted sunshine, you had to fend for yourself! That said, once we'd ordered our drinks and food, the staff were attentive and helpful.
Tell daddy you can fend for yourself. This is not quite what Gen Now fans want out of their hero.
There is no social security in most parts of Africa, so if you are disabled or ill, you just have to fend for yourself. I saw a man with no arms and no legs politely begging by the side of a road.
'Go fend for yourself. I cannot afford to have you around any longer.' Until today it hurts when I think about it but there was nothing I could do." Lee was sixteen years old.
Once you've completed a search, there's another problem: YSS is the lowest level of gateway; it drops you at the doorstep of the partner service to fend for yourself. And the choices are frustrating.
"In a lot of brokerage [firms], you are left to fend for yourself. Here, we watch each other's backs," says Gartner.
How different from other groups where a designated greeter says hello, points you to the stale crackers and the mystery spread, and leaves you to fend for yourself. The blue dot on my name tag could easily have been a scarlet letter.
"You are left to fend for yourself and it was only because my dad had said stick with it a bit longer that I did stay.
Still other evenings we'll declare a "fend" night -- as in "fend for yourself."
While you may find many like-minded vegetarian or vegan students on campus to share meals with, this may be the first time you've had to fend for yourself at meal times, and the dining halls and restaurants around campus may or may not be vegetarian- or vegan-friendly.