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contend with

Definition of contend with

  1. :  to deal with (something difficult or unpleasant) <Customers should not have to contend with the problems caused by these delays.>



Word by Word Definitions

contendplay
  1. :  to strive or vie in contest or rivalry or against difficulties :  struggle

    :  to strive in debate :  argue

    :  maintain, assert


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