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"deal" in British English

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dealnoun

uk   /diːl/ 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.

dealverb [I or T]

uk   /diːl/ us   /diːl/ dealt, dealt
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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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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(Definition of deal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deal" in American English

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dealnoun

us   /dil/
  • deal noun (AGREEMENT)

[C] an agreement or arrangement, esp. in business: They bargained with each other but finally agreed to a deal. She got a really good deal (= paid a low price) on her new car.
  • deal noun (AMOUNT)

[U] a large amount or very much: She used to talk a great deal about her childhood in Indiana.
  • deal noun (GIVING OUT)

[C] a turn to give out playing cards: It’s your deal.

dealverb [I/T]

us   /dil/ past tense and past participle dealt /delt/
  • deal verb [I/T] (HAVE AGREEMENT)

to do business with or be involved with someone or something: [I] We only deal with companies that have a good credit record. [I] They mainly deal in (= buy and sell) mutual funds.
  • deal verb [I/T] (GIVE OUT)

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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"deal" in Business English

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dealnoun [C]

uk   /diːl/ us  
an agreement or arrangement made between two people or companies: do/make a deal A spokeswoman for the agency said they would not give any further information until they are close to making a deal.cut/strike a deal After several weeks of talks no deal has been struck.close/seal a deal They anticipate closing the deal in 60 to 90 days, pending environmental and financial reviews.back out of/pull out of a deal He suspected them of trying to back out of the deal. Green only goes into business deals if he can see a way of turning a problem into a profit. The President's team has been very active in pushing trade deals. We did a great deal with our suppliers. The proposed deal between the two companies had fallen through.a £20 million/$14bn, etc. deal Stannard bought the company in a £20 million deal.a deal to do sth This week the company concluded a deal to sell 313 of its stores.
a good, or lower than usual, price: a good/excellent, etc. deal I got a good deal on my new phone contract.a deal on sth The hotel also offers deals on the hire of bicycles.
a done deal
an agreement or arrangement that has been made and is now certain to happen: The takeover is far from a done deal.
(Definition of deal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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