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deal

noun  us   /dil/

deal noun (AGREEMENT)

[C] an agreement or arrangement, esp. in business: They bargained with each other but finally agreed to a deal. She got a really good deal (= paid a low price) on her new car.

deal noun (AMOUNT)

[U] a large amount or very much: She used to talk a great deal about her childhood in Indiana.

deal noun (GIVING OUT)

[C] a turn to give out playing cards: It’s your deal.

deal

verb [I/T]  us   /dil/ (past tense and past participle dealt  /delt/ )

deal verb [I/T] (HAVE AGREEMENT)

to do business with or be involved with someone or something: [I] We only deal with companies that have a good credit record. [I] They mainly deal in (= buy and sell) mutual funds.

deal verb [I/T] (GIVE OUT)

to give or give out something, esp. playing cards: [I/T] Whose turn is it to deal (the cards)? [T] fig. Tonight’s defeat dealt a blow to (= damaged) her hopes of making it to the finals.
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