Definition of deal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    deal

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dil//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deal
     
    he / she / it deals
     
    past simple dealt
     
    -ing form dealing
     
     
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    cards
  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to give cards to each player in a game of cards Whose turn is it to deal? deal (something) (out) (to somebody) Start by dealing out ten cards to each player. deal somebody something He dealt me two aces.
  2. drugs
  3. 2[intransitive, transitive] deal (something) to buy and sell illegal drugs You can often see people dealing openly on the streets.
  4. Idioms
      deal somebody/something a blow,deal a blow to somebody/something(formal)
       
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    1. 1to be very shocking or harmful to someone or something Her sudden death dealt a blow to the whole country.
    2. 2to hit someone or something
    Phrasal Verbsˌdeal somebody ˈinˌdeal somethingˈoutˈdeal with something
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