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dealnoun

uk   us   /diːl/

deal noun (AGREEMENT)

B2 [C] an agreement or an arrangement, especially in business: a business deal The unions and management have made a two-year pay and productivity deal. I'll make/do a deal with you - you wash the car and I'll let you use it tonight. She got a good deal (= paid a low price) on her new house. Is industry getting a raw/rough deal from (= being unfairly/badly treated by) the EU?
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deal noun (AMOUNT)

a good/great deal
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B2 a large amount: She spends a good deal of her time in China. A great deal of effort has gone into making the software reliable. They still need a great deal more money to finish the project.

deal noun (SHARING OUT)

[C] the act of dealing (= sharing out) something, especially playing cards: It's your deal (= turn to deal).

dealverb [I or T]

uk   us   /diːl/ (dealt, dealt)

deal verb [I or T] (DO BUSINESS)

to do business: We only deal with companies which have a good credit record.slang How long had she been dealing (= selling drugs) before she was arrested?slang He was suspected of dealing (= selling) cocaine.
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deal verb [I or T] (SHARE OUT)

to give or share out something, especially playing cards: Whose turn is it to deal? Would you like to deal (out) the cards? [+ two objects] Deal them five cards each./Deal five cards to each of them. We have only a small amount of food and clothing to deal out to each refugee.deal a blow to sb/sth (also deal sb/sth a blow) to cause someone or something, usually a plan or hope, to fail or to be affected very badly: The latest trade figures have dealt a severe blow to hopes of an early economic recovery.
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