Definition: withstand the force of something
Usage: The trees resisted her; stand the test of time; The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow
Definition: fight against or resist strongly
Usage: The senator said he would oppose the bill; Don't fight it!
Definition: try to manage without help
Usage: The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died
Definition: come to terms with
Usage: We got by on just a gallon of gas; They made do on half a loaf of bread every day