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English definition of “deal with sth”

deal with sth

phrasal verb with deal
 
 
/diːl/ verb [I, T] (past tense and past participle dealt)
TAKE ACTION B1 to take action in order to achieve something or to solve a problem: Can you deal with this gentleman's complaint? The government must deal with unemployment.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
SUBJECT to be about a particular subject: The programme dealt with teenage pregnancy.Regarding and concerningLinking and relating
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