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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: deals, dealing, dealt
definition 1: to take specific action about something (usu. fol. by "with").
I'll deal with the broken mailbox tomorrow.She was able to deal with the problem herself and didn't need to call in a professional.We must deal with this matter carefully.
cope with, handle, manage, reckon with, treat
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ponder, reflect on
definition 2: to act or behave toward other people, esp. in difficult or potentially difficult situations (usu. fol. by "with").
I wish he would deal with me honestly.As a waiter, you have to know how to deal with customers.
act, behave, function, reckon with
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attend, contend, cope with, struggle
definition 3: to interact (usu. followed by "with").
As a cook, he never has to deal with the customers.When I'm tired, I really don't want to deal with people.
definition 4: to make business arrangements or agreements (usu. fol. by "with").
I think they are the best bank in this town to deal with if you're looking for a loan.We get all our pies for the restaurant from that bakery. We've been dealing with them for years.
definition 5: to engage in business or trade (usu. fol. by "in").
My uncle deals in antiques.
trade, traffic
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bargain, dicker, haggle, market, negotiate
definition 6: to concern oneself with; apply one's thoughts to (usu. fol. by "with" or "in").
We are not dealing with that subject now; we will discuss it later.He doesn't deal in trivialities.
definition 7: to give out cards in a card game.
I'll shuffle, and you can deal.
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part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to give out as one's proper share.
Each soldier was dealt his rations.
allot, apportion, dispense, distribute, give, share
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allocate, bestow, divide, dole out, impart, mete out, parcel out, portion
definition 2: to give or deliver.
The younger man dealt him a blow to the chest.
administer, deliver
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aim, direct, give, impart, inflict, send
definition 3: to give out (cards) to players in a card game.
You need to deal seven cards to each player.
distribute, give out, hand out
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deliver, dispense, dole out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an agreement or price established between two or more parties that is thought to be mutually advantageous.
We made a deal to share the money equally.I thought it was a deal at the time, but now I think I paid too much.My mechanic friend got me a good deal on a used transmission.
agreement, arrangement, bargain, pact, transaction
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accord, business, compact, contract, dealings, negotiation, settlement, treaty
definition 2: a secret agreement.
How many of the gang were in on the deal?
plot, scheme
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agreement, collusion, concurrence, conspiracy, plan
definition 3: quantity (usu. prec. by "good" or "great").
I have a deal to think about before I make my decision.A thousand dollars was a great deal of money at that time.She spent a good deal of time on the project.
lot, quantity
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degree, extent
definition 4: the act of distributing playing cards in a card game.
It's your deal.
hand, round
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apportionment, distribution, game
definition 5: treatment given to one by another.
She gave him a bad deal in the end.
time, treatment
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  • dealer1:
    a person whose business is buying and selling.
  • dealer2:
    a person who deals the cards in a card game.
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