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Idioms about deal

    cut a deal, Informal. to make an agreement, especially a business agreement: Networks have cut a deal with foreign stations for an international hookup.
    deal someone in, Slang. to include: He was making a lot of dough in the construction business so I got him to deal me in.

Origin of deal

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English verb delen, dalen, dealen “to separate, divide, share, have dealings,” Old English dǣlan (cognate with German teilen “to divide, share”), derivative of dǣl “part, portion” (cognate with German Teil ); Middle English noun del, dæl, deal, Old English dǣl; in part derivative of the verb

Other definitions for deal (2 of 2)

deal2
[ deel ]
/ dil /

noun
a board or plank, especially of fir or pine, cut to any of various standard sizes.
such boards collectively.
fir or pine wood.
adjective
made of deal.

Origin of deal

2
First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English dele, dile, from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch dele; see thill
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How to use deal in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for deal (1 of 3)

deal1
/ (diːl) /

verb deals, dealing or dealt (dɛlt)
noun

Word Origin for deal

Old English dǣlan, from dǣl a part; compare Old High German teil a part, Old Norse deild a share

British Dictionary definitions for deal (2 of 3)

deal2
/ (diːl) /

noun
a plank of softwood timber, such as fir or pine, or such planks collectively
the sawn wood of various coniferous trees, such as that from the Scots pine (red deal) or from the Norway Spruce (white deal)
adjective
of fir or pine

Word Origin for deal

C14: from Middle Low German dele plank; see thill

British Dictionary definitions for deal (3 of 3)

Deal
/ (diːl) /

noun
a town in SE England, in Kent, on the English Channel: two 16th-century castles: tourism, light industries. Pop: 96 670 (2003 est)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with deal

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