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English definition of “fend for yourself”

fend for yourself

phrasal verb with fend     /fend/ verb
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.Unaided and working alone
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