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English definition of “contend with sth”

contend with sth

phrasal verb with contend     /kənˈtend/ verb
to have to deal with a difficult or unpleasant situation: At the age of nine, he had the death of both parents to contend with. We don't need a computer failure to contend with as well as all our other problems.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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