fended, past tense; fended, past participle; fends, 3rd person singular present; fending, present participle;
Look after and provide for oneself, without any help from others
you're old enough to fend for yourself
Defend oneself from a blow, attack, or attacker
Evade someone or something in order to protect oneself
he fended off the awkward questions
try to manage without help; "The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died"
resist: 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"
The Fend Flitzer was a three-wheeled invalid carriage designed and built by Fritz Fend. The Flitzer established many of the basic concepts on which Fend's later Messerschmitt Kabinenroller microcars were developed.
To take care of or responsibility for oneself; To defend, to take care of; typically construed with for
defender; to fend for oneself valerse por uno mismo; arreglárselas
To make a shift, to contrive to live.
Using a free arm whilst in possession to push away a defender