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English definition of “deal with someone/something ”

deal with someone/something

(MANAGE) (past tense and past participle dealt) phrasal verb with deal    /dil/ verb [I/T] (past tense and past participle dealt  /delt/)
to develop a way to manage or relate to someone or something: We have to deal with problems as they arise. She had a marvelous ability to deal with people.
(Definition of deal with someone/something (MANAGE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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