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Past tense and past participle of deal1.
the past tense and past participle of deal1
v. dealt, deal•ing,
1. to occupy oneself or itself (usu. fol. by with or in): Botany deals with the study of plants.
2. to take action with respect to a thing or person (fol. by with): Law courts must deal with such culprits.
3. to conduct oneself toward persons.
4. to trade or do business (fol. by with or in): to deal in used cars.
5. to distribute, esp. the cards in a game.
6. Slang. to buy and sell drugs illegally.v.t.
7. to give to one as a share; apportion.
a. to distribute among a number of recipients, as the cards required in a game.
b. to give a player (a specific card) in dealing.
9. to deliver; administer: to deal a blow.
10. Slang. to buy and sell (drugs) illegally.
11. deal off,n.
a. to deal the final hand of a poker game.
b. Slang. to get rid of or trade (something or someone) in a transaction.
12. a business transaction.
13. a bargain or arrangement for mutual advantage: the best deal in town.
14. a secret or underhand agreement or bargain: They had to make some deals to get the bill passed.
15. Informal. treatment received in dealing with another: to get a raw deal.
16. an indefinite but large quantity (usu. prec. by good or great): a great deal of money.
a. the distribution of cards to the players in a game.
b. the set of cards in one's hand.
c. the turn of a player to deal.
18. an act of dealing or distributing.Idioms:
deal someone in, Slang. to include someone.
[before 900; Middle English delen, Old English dǣlan, derivative of dǣl part, c. Old High German teil Old Norse deill; (definition 16)]
1. a board or plank, esp. of fir or pine, cut to any of various standard sizes.
2. fir or pine wood.
[1375–1425; late Middle English dele < Middle Low German or Middle Dutch: plank, floor, c. Old English thille]