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cope with (someone or something)

To endure some unpleasant or undesirable person or thing. 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In this study, we paid particular attention to the level of security measurement and related it with the way individuals cope with stress.
This information may be valuable to assist health practitioners to plan and implement effective interventions to assist students to cope with stress.
In phase two of the research, the GHQ-12 and Brief COPE (specific version) were scheduled to be administered seven days after selection procedures.
In line with Carver's (2007) recommendation, and to reduce the number of coping variables, a factor analysis of the 14 Brief COPE subscales was performed.
active coping, planning and seeking of social support for instrumental reasons can be used to recover from winter depressive moods.10 Problem-focused coping having applied, practical and appropriate strategies is considered a superior technique to cope with psychological problems in general and depression in particular.20
Once the person understands that current challenges are not as grave as he or she initially believed, he/she is able to cope better.
"We need to restore public faith in the ethics of our representatives," Cope continued.
An attendant at the gas station also said Cope did not appear to be stressed.
Results of past studies have shown that the Brief COPE is a psychometrically sound measurement with certain limitations.
First, situational and interpersonal factors including available resources, competing demands, and the perceived controllability of a situation influence how an individual copes with stress.
Coping has often been assessed with standardized general scales, which assume that people use the same strategies to cope with stressful situations over time and across situations.
They were administered: HIV/AIDS Surveillance Reporting Form, Urdu Translated Version of Brief COPE (Akhtar, 2005) and Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21; Aslam and Tariq, 2007).
Given the prevalence of tinnitus in the general and Veteran populations, as well as its associated economic costs (e.g., costs of treatment and disability compensation), greater attention and understanding are needed regarding how individuals cope with tinnitus.
Religious coping refers to the use of religious beliefs or practices to cope with stressful life situations (10).
Promoting resilience, benefit finding, and posttraumatic growth help patients and families cope well with chronic illness.