English verb: fend
|1.||fend (social) try to manage without help|
|Samples||The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s PP|
|Broader (hypernym)||contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage|
|2.||fend (competition) withstand the force of something|
|Samples||The trees resisted her.|
Stand the test of time.
The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||defend, fight, fight back, fight down, oppose|
|Verb group||remain firm, stand|