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Noun: dealing  dee(-u)-ling
  1. Method or manner of conduct in relation to others
    "honest dealing"
  2. The act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
    "he has always been honest is his dealings with me";
    - transaction, dealings
Verb: deal (dealt)  dee(-u)l
  1. Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    "This book deals with incest";
    - cover, treat, handle, plow [N. Amer], address, plough [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Take action with respect to (someone or something)
    "How are we going to deal with this problem?"; "The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students"
  3. Deal with reasonably well despite some difficulty; come to terms with
    - cope, get by, make do, contend, grapple, manage
  4. Give or provide in small portions
    "deal a blow to someone"; "deal out critical remarks to everyone present";
    - distribute, administer, mete out, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out, mete, dole
  5. Do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    "She deals in gold";
    - sell, trade
  6. Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    "I can deal with this crew of workers";
    - manage, care, handle
  7. Behave in a certain way towards others
    "He deals fairly with his employees"
  8. (card game) distribute cards to the players in a game
    "Who's dealing?"
  9. Direct the course of; manage or control
    - conduct, carry on
  10. Give out as one's portion or share
    - share, divvy up, portion out, apportion, divvy
  11. (card game) give (a specific card) to a player
    "He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
  12. Sell
    "deal hashish"

Derived forms: dealings

See also: trade

Type of: acquit, act, bear, behave, broach, carry, command, comport, conduct, control, deport, distribute, give, give out, group action, hand, hand out, handling, initiate, move, pass, pass on, pass out, reach, transact, treatment, turn over

Encyclopedia: Dealing

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