Deal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |diːl|  American pronunciation of the word deal
Brit.  |diːl|  British pronunciation of the word deal
irregular verb:  p.t. — dealt  p.p. — dealt
- a particular instance of buying or selling (syn: trade)
- an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each (syn: bargain)
- (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent (syn: batch, flock, heap, lot, mass, mess, mint, mountain, peck, pile, plenty, pot, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, wad)
- a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
- wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir) (syn: softwood)
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- act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression (syn: address, cover, handle, plow, treat)
- take into consideration for exemplifying purposes (syn: consider, take)
- take action with respect to (someone or something)
- succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available (syn: contend, cope, get by, grapple, make out, manage)
- administer or bestow, as in small portions (syn: administer, allot, dish out, dispense, distribute, lot, shell out)
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Examples

It's your turn to deal.

Each player is dealt five cards.

She was dealt a full house.

Dealing out the cards for a game of poker

The offending players were dealt harsh penalties.

She got caught dealing drugs in school.

I have a deal to look after.

I lost heavily in the last deal.

The deal fell through.

A deal was struck after lengthy negotiations.

He dealt her out a pittance of an allowance.

Same punishment was dealt out to everyone.

Each of the terms mentioned above is dealt with in more detail in Chapter Three.

We ourselves shall one time or other be dealt with as we deal with others.

She has always dealt fairly by me.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: deal
he/she/it: deals
present participle: dealing
past tense: dealt
past participle: dealt
noun
singular: deal
plural: deals
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