Definition of deal with phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

deal with

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

deal with somebody

 
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to take appropriate action in a particular situation or according to the person you are talking to, managing, etc. synonym handle She is used to dealing with all kinds of people in her job.

deal with somebody/something

 
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to do business with a person, a company, or an organization

    deal with something

     
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  1. 1 to solve a problem, perform a task, etc. to deal with inquiries/issues/complaints Have you dealt with these letters yet? He's good at dealing with pressure.
  2. 2to be about something Her poems often deal with the subject of death. Language Bankaboutsaying what a text is about The book is about homeless people in the cities. The report deals with the issue of homelessness in urban areas. The writer discusses the problems faced by homeless people. The article presents an overview of the issues surrounding homelessness. The novel explores the theme of friendship among homeless people. The first chapter examines the relationship between homelessness and drug addiction. The paper considers the question of why so many young people become homeless.
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