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deal with sb

phrasal verb with deal uk   us   /diːl/ verb [I or T] (dealt, dealt)
B2 to ​talk to someone or ​meet someone, ​especially as ​part of ​yourjob: She's used to ​dealing with ​difficultcustomers.

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deal with sb

phrasal verb with deal uk   us   /diːl/ verb (past tense and past participle dealt)
to ​behave towards and ​talk to someone in an ​effective way: The ​pubtrade is one ​area where the ​ability to ​deal with ​people is very important.
(Definition of deal with sb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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