fend for oneself


fend for oneself
Syn:
take care of oneself, look after oneself, shift for oneself, cope alone, stand on one's own two feet

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  • fend for oneself — TAKE CARE OF ONESELF, look after oneself, provide for oneself, shift for oneself, manage by oneself, cope alone, stand on one s own two feet. → fend …   Useful english dictionary

  • fend for oneself — the children were forced to fend for themselves Syn: take care of oneself, look after oneself, provide for oneself, manage (by oneself), cope alone, stand on one s own two feet …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • fend for oneself — verb To take care of oneself without help. After her mother passed away, she had to learn to fend for herself …   Wiktionary

  • fend for oneself — look after and provide for oneself. → fend …   English new terms dictionary

  • fend for oneself — provide for oneself, support oneself, look after oneself, take care of oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fend for oneself — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. take care of oneself, stay alive, get along, shift for oneself; see live 4 , subsist , survive 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • shift for oneself — {v. phr.} To live or act independently with no help, guidance or protection from others; take care of yourself. * /Mrs. McCarthy was forced to shift for herself after her husband died./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shift for oneself — {v. phr.} To live or act independently with no help, guidance or protection from others; take care of yourself. * /Mrs. McCarthy was forced to shift for herself after her husband died./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shift for oneself — COPE, manage, survive, make it, fend for oneself, take care of oneself, make do, get by/along, scrape by/along, muddle through; stand on one s own two feet; informal make out. → shift * * * shift for oneself To depend on one s own resources • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • fend — ► VERB 1) (fend for oneself) look after and provide for oneself. 2) (fend off) defend oneself from (an attack or attacker). ORIGIN shortening of DEFEND(Cf. ↑defender) …   English terms dictionary