fend (自力で)生活する

October 14, 2016     =========

☆  fend  (自力で)生活する


The word “fend” is usually used with “for” afterwards, and it is most commonly used to say that you have to “fend for yourself” meaning that you have to look after yourself without relying on help from anyone else. Can you think of examples when you might have to fend for yourself? Here are some that I thought of:

Her husband left her and the kids after 10 years of marriage and she had to fend for herself and the kids.
My boss gave me a new project but is too busy to help, so I have to fend for myself!
Many adult children now live at home even after they graduate and get their first job because they don’t want to have to fend for themselves.

Can you think of any others?