fend for (oneself)

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fend for (oneself)

To look after or take care of oneself without assistance from anyone else. Moving to a new country for college really made me learn to fend for myself. I won't be home from work until about 9 o'clock, so you and your sister will have to fend for yourselves for dinner.
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fend for

v.
To provide for, take care of, or defend someone without assistance: We watched the bear fending for her cubs as the hunters approached. I had to fend for myself when I arrived in Europe alone.
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References in classic literature ?
It's a sore thing to do between such near friends; but if I get the dirdum[23] of this dreadful accident, I'll have to fend for myself, man.
When he passed, I was left to fend for myself and my son.
My mother had a drug addiction and it of course influenced my growing up - but when I turn from a little girl into a woman, the concern for me seems to just go away, and I'm basically left to fend for myself.
So I had to fend for myself for quite a bit until I used the work's canteen.
I was most apprehensive about leaving family and having to fend for myself.
I had to fend for myself to survive, I thank this government, she said.
Last year I had an accident resulting in a bleed on the brain yet was sent home to fend for myself.
The most popular reasons for men not wanting their partner to go away on an all girls' holiday without them were: WORRIED | about them cheating - 42% Wouldn't | want to fend for myself - 21% CONCERNS | about their safety - 17% WORRIED | they would re-evaluate the relationship while away - 8% ConCerned | that they would spend to excess - 5% The top five answers among the women who said they wouldn't like the idea of their partner going away on an all lads' holiday without them were: CONCERNS | about their safety - 36%WORRIED | they will drink to excess - 27% WORRIED | about them cheating - 21% WORRIED | they will break the law/ get arrested - 6% WORRIED | they would run out of money - 3% Chris Clarkson, managing director of sunshine.
He said: "I will be encountering temperatures of -30C and the possibility of snow blizzards and ice floes in The Likeys 6633 Ultra and having to fend for myself the entire time.
By 1878, Cezanne regularly requested money from Zola in terms all but impossible to refuse: '1 seem to be on the verge of having to fend for myself .
I've refused because I want to go with family, not by myself -- I can't fend for myself," she told Reuters.
But when I turned 6 and was able to fend for myself, they lost interest.
My parents were sceptical of my ability to fend for myself and made dark prognostications which I laughed away.
com) whenever I'm in London, and fend for myself on the road with a DIY steam treatment to keep my locks moisturised.