Definition of deal with phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


deal with

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

deal with somebody


deal with something

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 to do business with a person, a company or an organization
  1. 1  to solve a problem, perform a task, etc. to deal with enquiries/issues/complaints Have you dealt with these letters yet? He's good at dealing with pressure.
  2. 2  to 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 London. 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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