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English definition of “deal”

deal

verb [I/T] (GIVE OUT)   /dil/ (past tense and past participle dealt  /delt/)
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 .
(Definition of deal verb (GIVE OUT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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