Dealing



noun
1.
Usually, dealings. relations; business:
frequent dealings; commercial dealings.
2.
conduct in relations to others; treatment:
honest dealing.
verb (used without object), dealt, dealing.
1.
to occupy oneself or itself (usually followed by with or in):
Botany deals with the study of plants. He deals in generalities.
2.
to take action with respect to a thing or person (followed by with):
Law courts must deal with lawbreakers.
3.
to conduct oneself toward persons:
He deals fairly.
4.
to be able to handle competently or successfully; cope (followed by with):
I can’t deal with your personal problems.
5.
to trade or do business (followed by with or in):
to deal with a firm; to deal in used cars.
6.
to distribute, especially the cards in a game (often followed by out):
to deal out five hands of six cards each; your turn to deal.
7.
Slang. to buy and sell drugs illegally.
8.
Archaic. to have dealings or commerce, often in a secret or underhand manner (often followed by with):
to deal with the Devil.
verb (used with object), dealt, dealing.
9.
to give to one as a share; apportion:
Deal me in.
10.
to distribute among a number of recipients, as the cards required in a game:
Deal five cards to each player.
11.
Cards. to give a player (a specific card) in dealing:
You dealt yourself four aces.
12.
to deliver; administer:
to deal a blow.
13.
Slang. to buy and sell (drugs) illegally.
14.
Slang. to trade (an athlete) to another team.
noun
15.
a business transaction:
They closed the deal after a week of negotiating.
16.
a bargain or arrangement for mutual advantage:
the best deal in town.
17.
a secret or underhand agreement or bargain:
His supporters worked a number of deals to help his campaign.
18.
Informal. treatment received in dealing with another:
He got a raw deal.
19.
an indefinite but large quantity, amount, extent, or degree (usually preceded by good or great):
a good deal of work; a great deal of money.
20.
Cards.

the distribution of cards to the players in a game.
the set of cards in one’s hand.
the turn of a player to deal.
the period of time during which a deal is played.

21.
an act of dealing or distributing.
22.
(initial capital letter) an economic and social policy pursued by a political administration:
the Fair Deal; the New Deal.
23.
Obsolete. portion; share.
Verb phrases
24.
deal off,

Poker. to deal the final hand of a game.
Slang. to get rid of or trade (something or someone) in a transaction.

Idioms
25.
cut a deal, Informal. to make an agreement, especially a business agreement:
Networks have cut a deal with foreign stations for an international hookup.
26.
deal someone in, Slang. to include:
He was making a lot of dough in the construction business so I got him to deal me in.
verb deals, dealing, dealt (dɛlt)
1.
(intransitive) foll by in. to engage (in) commercially: to deal in upholstery
2.
(often foll by out) to apportion (something, such as cards) to a number of people; distribute
3.
(transitive) to give (a blow) to (someone); inflict
4.
(intransitive) (slang) to sell any illegal drug
noun
5.
(informal) a bargain, transaction, or agreement
6.
a particular type of treatment received, esp as the result of an agreement: a fair deal
7.
an indefinite amount, extent, or degree (esp in the phrases good or great deal)
8.
(cards)

the process of distributing the cards
a player’s turn to do this
a single round in a card game

9.
See big deal
10.
(informal, mainly US) cut a deal, to come to an arrangement; make a deal See also deal with
11.
(informal) the real deal, a person or thing seen as being authentic and not inferior in any way
noun
1.
a plank of softwood timber, such as fir or pine, or such planks collectively
2.
the sawn wood of various coniferous trees, such as that from the Scots pine (red deal) or from the Norway Spruce (white deal)
adjective
3.
of fir or pine
noun
1.
a town in SE England, in Kent, on the English Channel: two 16th-century castles: tourism, light industries. Pop: 96 670 (2003 est)
dealing

Related Terms

double-dealing
deal

noun

A usually secret arrangement between politicians, rulers, business executives, etc: He made a deal with the Republicans to suppress the charges (1860s+)
Situation; thing in hand or at issue; affair: Hey, what’s the deal here? My car’s gone/ The deal is that I’m tired of this sorry farce (1940+ Students)

verb

To make arrangements, tradeoffs, sales, etc; wheel and deal: Sophie did all the dealing there (1500s+)
To sell narcotics; be a peddler (1920s+ Narcotics)
To pitch a baseball •In the game of hurling, deal, ”throw the ball,” is attested by 1602: The big lefthander deals a smoker (1970s+ Baseball)

Related Terms

big deal, good deal, make a big production, no big deal, not make deals, raw deal, sweetheart deal

deal in
deal out
deal with

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