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- 1. fend, cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage
- usage: try to manage without help; "The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died"
- 2. resist, stand, fend, fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
- usage: withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
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