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Definition of fend for phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

fend for

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

fend for yourself

 
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to take care of yourself without help from anyone else His parents agreed to pay the rent on his apartment but otherwise left him to fend for himself. The fox was released into the wild when it was old enough to fend for itself.
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