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deal with sth

phrasal verb with deal uk   us   /diːl/ verb [I or T] (dealt, dealt)
  • (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? Generalenquiries are ​dealt with by ​ourheadoffice.

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  • (BE ABOUT)

to be about or be on the ​subject of something: Her new ​moviedeals with the ​relationship between a woman and her ​sickdaughter. The ​author has ​tried to ​deal with (= write about) a very ​difficultsubject.

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(Definition of deal with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deal with sth

phrasal verb with deal uk   us   /diːl/ verb (past tense and past participle dealt)
to do something in ​order to ​achieve something or in ​order to solve a problem: A few ​minortechnical problems will have to be dealt with.
to be ​responsible for a particular ​job or ​activity in a ​company or ​organization: The ​department I ​work in ​deals with ​customercomplaints.
to be about a particular ​subject: The ​Actdeals with the ​provision of suitable ​facilities for ​disabledemployees.
(Definition of deal with sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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