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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.
See also: cope
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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To measure participants' stress coping styles, we used the COPE inventory in its brief form (Carver, 1997).
In this study, we paid particular attention to the level of security measurement and related it with the way individuals cope with stress.
Once the person understands that current challenges are not as grave as he or she initially believed, he/she is able to cope better.
Minimizing the discomfort of change16 is essential if one is to cope with diabetes.
Families do not usually think about how they cope; they just get along the best they can.
* Provide a therapeutic space for family members to think together about how they want to cope and what coping well means to their family.
Cut the "straightaway" with a miter saw for a faster, straighter cope. Turn the molding upside down, set your saw at least 5 degrees to the right and cut straight down until you hit the curvy part.
In this paper, COPEs performance has been analyzed for various different network topologies using theoretical analysis and coding gains for these topologies are also calculated and compared.
By lacking integration between emotions, values, and beliefs, a person may feel unsettled and, thus, may be more prone to using more maladaptive methods to cope (Pargament, Zinnbauer, et al., 1998).
They are then more likely to believe in their own capability to improve and cope effectively (Bandura, 1997).
(1991) found that wives' use of optimism as a way to cope was negatively related to their husbands' distress.
Family coping was defined by Reiss and Oliveri (1980) as the coping that occurred when the family was called upon to use its paradigm to cope. The shift from individual to family coping was identified by Olson and McCubbin (1983) as a basic theme in coping research.
(1988) reported that for their sample, religion was the most common mechanism used to cope with stress.
By analyzing reams of medical-test data from several scientists' studies of the Tibetan and Andean highlanders, Beall has found similarities and differences between the two native groups in how they cope with low oxygen.
The present study was designed to examine the ways in which carers cope with post-onset personality and physical patients with neurological disorders.