cope with (someone or something)

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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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They likewise discuss future challenges to determine how they and their loved ones will mutually cope with it.
If there was a diversion on to the Military Road, I believe there is spare capacity on the road to be able to cope with it," he said.
well, it's not the lads, it's the wives who can't cope with it.
He doesn't want to dwell upon the seriousness of her illness because the only way he can cope with it is by believing that she will get better.