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cope with (someone or something)

To endure something, usually something unpleasant or undesirable. 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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The usefulness of this approach indicates that it is beneficial to examine how teachers who vary in self-perception of being efficacious and caring in helping others cope with recurrent rejection.
For example, they have ample opportunities to obtain drugs because they often come in close contact with illegal substances and the individuals who use or deal in them; they learn how, why, when, and where to obtain and use drugs and the rationalizations for such use from drug offenders; and they may find that drugs offer a way to help them cope with the constant stress on the job and the ever-present traumatic incidents that they encounter.
How individuals cope with chronic illnesses is quite important to functioning and quality of life.
Q: How can I help my children cope with the increasing stress in their world, particularly the stress of terrorism and war?
One relatively new method that has been used to help children cope with their terminal illness has been the development of summer camp programs designed especially to meet their needs.
In developing the Alzheimer's program for the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), we focused on three critical areas: understanding the disease, skills to manage challenging behaviors, and strategies for helping families and caregivers cope with the emotional challenges of caring for a resident with Alzheimer's disease.
Such studies, these researchers say, might reveal how people have been able to cope with the low-oxygen conditions of such places as the Andean and Tibetan plateaus for thousands of years.
They need to handle their developing sexual curiosity and eventually how to cope with puberty.
Duxbury's research shows that, when it comes to helping employees cope with stress, managers' attitudes are more important than company policy.
The experience of students at the American University of Beirut (AUB) was unique in terms of the dangers, anxieties and fears that they had to cope with on a daily basis, and the adjustment process that they had to engage in to fashion a normal academic and social life.
Forty-six members of the study group indicated that they could cope with conflicts between priorities of the organization and those of individual patients and staff.
According to Brant, he initiated the study to explore the role faith plays in how Americans cope with major disasters and whether or not it contributes to our success in coping with such events.
Based on these results, the researchers hypothesized that insecures may rely on themselves in times of trouble as a result feelings of distance or abandonment by God, and therefore may "need alternatives such as alcohol to cope with negative affect" (p.
Although anticipation of harm or loss is essential to this widely accepted definition, traditional coping models emphasize the reactive nature of coping and focus attention on how people cope with past or ongoing stressors.
Camp can be an ideal setting to help children cope with the death of a loved one.