deal with


verb (tr, adverb)

to take action onto deal with each problem in turn
to punishthe headmaster will deal with the culprit
to be concerned withthe book deals with Dutch art
to conduct oneself (towards others), esp with regard to fairnesshe can be relied on to deal fairly with everyone
to do business withthe firm deals with many overseas suppliers

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Idioms and Phrases with deal with

deal with

1

See deal in, def. 1.

2

Do business with someone, as in I like dealing with this company. [Late 1600s] Also see deal in, def. 2.

3

Take action in, handle, administer, dispose of, as in The committee will deal with this matter. [Second half of 1400s]

4

Act in a specified way toward someone, as in He dealt extremely fairly with his competitors. [c. 1300]

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