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English definition of “deal with sth”

deal with sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with deal   /dɪəl/ (dealt, dealt) us  

(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? General enquiries are dealt with by our head office.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring

(BE ABOUT)

to be about or be on the subject of something: Her new film deals with the relationship between a woman and her sick daughter. The author has tried to deal with (= write about) a very difficult subject.Regarding and concerningLinking and relating
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