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English definition of “deal”

deal

noun
 
/diːl/
an arrangement or an agreement, for example in business or politics: a business deal I’ll make a deal with you – you wash the car, and I’ll let you use it tonight.
a good/great deal if something is a good or great deal, it is of good quality or you think the amount of money you spent on it was right: That dress is a really good deal.
a good/great deal a lot: A great deal of time and effort went into organizing this party.
a great deal a lot: A great deal of time and effort went into organizing this party.
(Definition of deal noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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