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fending for oneself

phrase
present participle of fend for oneself

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to meet one's day-to-day needs
  • She knew she would have to fend for herself if she went away to college instead of staying at home.

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“Fending for oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fending%20for%20oneself. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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