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English definition of “fend for yourself”

fend for yourself

verb uk phrasal verb with fend   /fend/ us  
C2 to take care of and provide for yourself without depending on anyone else: Now that the children are old enough to fend for themselves, we can go away on holiday by ourselves.
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