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deal1

 
 
pronunciation:
dil
parts of speech:
verb, noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: verb
inflections: deals, dealing, dealt
definition 1: to take specific action about something, especially a problem (usually followed by "with" or "in").
The landlord says he is dealing with the broken elevator, and it should be fixed soon.My mom was able to deal with the problem herself and didn't need to call a repair person.
synonyms:
cope with, handle, manage, treat
similar words:
ponder, reflect on
definition 2: to act or behave toward other people, especially in difficult situations (usually followed by "with").
She is honest in the way she deals with people.
synonyms:
act, behave, function
similar words:
attend, contend, cope with, struggle
definition 3: to do business; trade.
My uncle deals in antiques.
synonyms:
traffic
similar words:
bargain, market, negotiate
definition 4: to give out cards in a card game.
I'll shuffle, and you can deal.
similar words:
deliver
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an agreement or bargain.
We made a deal to share the money equally.
synonyms:
agreement, bargain, pact, transaction
similar words:
accord, business, compact, contract, negotiation, settlement
definition 2: amount (usually used with "good" or "great").
She tended her plants with a great deal of care.
synonyms:
lot
similar words:
degree, extent
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to give out (cards) to players in a card game.
For this game, you deal seven cards to each player.
synonyms:
distribute, give out, hand out
similar words:
deliver, dispense
Word Builder: deal +
  • dealer1:
    a person whose business is buying and selling.
  • dealer2:
    a person who deals the cards in a card game.
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