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. You're going to have to learn to fend for yourself before you head off to college.
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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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"Ah, but they must turn out and fend for themselves," said Mr.
Most of them are left to fend for themselves for months and sometimes...
Francistown South legislator highlighted the need for government to establish old age homes, noting that the current economic challenges no longer permits the young generation to fully care for the elderly as they have to fend for themselves.
I used money to rehabilitate them and show them a way to fend for themselves by giving them trainings in short courses,' Waititu said, adding the county will create 'Jijenge Fund' so they get business loans.
Why not create policies that decrease incidences of broken family and unplanned parenthood, two of the major reasons why some people, left to fend for themselves, commit crimes at such tender ages?
PIA flight (PK-714) took off from Medina airport, leaving 40 passengers, including women, behind to fend for themselves.
The government has left the people to fend for themselves.
The alleged leader of the gunrunning group ndash Jose Guevarra, who was the subject of the operation ndash escaped in a Toyota Vios and left the suspects to fend for themselves, Esquivel said.
Iceland's Neil Hayes said: "Students feel they are somewhat unprepared to fend for themselves when they leave home, especially when buying food."
He criticised the behaviour of the airline in the aftermath of the cancellation saying their response was 'remove staff from any contact with customers and let them fend for themselves'.
She also denied the claim that her chickens littered the compound with droppings, saying the chickens were few and normally go out of the compound to fend for themselves.
The video of the song, composed and written by Vayu, shows Akasa in the lead and describes her past love and how she moves on leaving 'Thug Ranjhas' like her former boyfriend to fend for themselves and not take women for granted.
Why does she think eight-year-olds should be left to fend for themselves? The Tories voted down the first amendment tabled by Lord Dubs.
Left to fend for themselves in a remote and hostile Bulgarian wilderness, the group have no contact with the outside world, and no roof over their heads.
In June and July, female bears usually kick their yearling cubs out of the family group, forcing them to fend for themselves. While looking for food, some yearlings wind up in residential areas, where they encounter humans.