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English definition of “deal with sth”

deal with sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with deal   /dɪəl/ (dealt, dealt) us  

(TAKE ACTION)

B1 to take action in order to achieve something or in order to solve a problem: How do you intend to deal with this problem? General enquiries are dealt with by our head office.

(BE ABOUT)

to be about or be on the subject of something: Her new film deals with the relationship between a woman and her sick daughter. The author has tried to deal with (= write about) a very difficult subject.
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