contend with

1handledeal withmanage 处理;应付

There are many difficulties for the students to contend with.困难太多,学生难以应付。

She is a difficult woman to contend with.她是一个难以应付的女人。

The heavy frost is the greatest enemy the fruitgrowers have to contend with.严霜是果农必须对付的最大危害。

2be in rivalry or competition withstruggle with 和…争夺;竞争;与…作斗争

Our football team is contending with one from the next town for championship.我们的足球队正和邻镇的足球队争夺冠军。

We must contend with difficulties.我们必须与困难作斗争。