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English definition of “deal”

deal

verb [I or T] (SHARE OUT)    /dɪəl/ (dealt, dealt)
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 .Actions involved in playing cards 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 .Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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