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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References in classic literature ?
And they must be coped with to some extent, because they all enclose documents (they call their scraps documents; but they are, as to papers deserving the name, what minced veal is to a calf), the non-return of which would be their ruin.
Had there been one plague, China might have coped with it.
Scazufca and Kuipers (1999) examined how relatives coped with schizophrenic patients.
The analysis of the coping patterns of 178 students indicated a stable hierarchy of preferred coping strategies regardless of the problem, and at the same time, significant differences were found in the way students coped with different concerns.
Those officially (permanent) employed more positively coped with stress.
In this study, nursing staff of 30 to 39 years old more coped with stress than the younger or older ages, as did the nurses with 5-9 years experience of working than those with less job experience.
21) In this study significant difference was between those working in a hospital with the other one, as those working in Besat hospital less coped with stress regarding they were dealing more with the patients in intensive and emergent stage, as caring trauma patients.
Six months into their first year of teaching, the participants were asked to respond to another questionnaire that measured the degree to which they were spurned by peer teachers and the way they coped with such resistance, along with measures of other aspects of job difficulties unrelated to the focus of this study.
With respect to how the rejected teachers coped with being spurned by peer teachers, we took an individual differences approach, contrasting teachers adopting a coping style that was high on problem-focused coping and low on emotional-focused coping with those teachers who employed a coping style that was low on problem-focused coping and high on emotion-focused coping.
We examined a community sample of 290 women with and without alcoholic parents to determine how they coped with stress.
The participants, all between the ages of 28 and 79 years, were interviewed about the role religious beliefs played in their experiences and the ways in which they made meaning in their lives or coped with their illnesses.
The purpose of this study was to describe the manner in which skilled athletes interpreted and coped with various sources of acute stress experienced during sport competition.
They asked these medical students and first year residents to describe a recent stressful event and the specific way in which they coped with it.
Brant, who is a core faculty with Capella University's School of Human Services, said the overall results of the study show that there were more similarities than not in how Americans coped with the events of Sept.
For example, Gould, Finch, and Jackson (1993b) found that a champion figure skater coped with pre-competition stress by ingesting whisky, a strategy that may have reduced her stress, but likely had deleterious effects on her health.