fend for oneself

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Definition of fend for oneself

: to do things without help : to do basic activities by oneself They had to fend for themselves while their mother was away. He's been fending for himself since his wife died.

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“Fend for oneself.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fend%20for%20oneself. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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