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English definition of “deal with sb”

deal with sb

phrasal verb with deal     /diːl/ verb [I, T] (past tense and past participle dealt)
B2 to meet or talk to someone, especially as part of your job : She's used to dealing with foreign customers .Meeting peopleOfficial meetings
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