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      vb   , deals, dealing, dealt  
1    intr; foll by: in   to engage (in) commercially  
to deal in upholstery     
2    often foll by: out   to apportion (something, such as cards) to a number of people; distribute  
3    tr   to give (a blow) to (someone); inflict  
4    intr  
Slang   to sell any illegal drug  
      n  
5    Informal   a bargain, transaction, or agreement  
6    a particular type of treatment received, esp. as the result of an agreement  
a fair deal     
7    an indefinite amount, extent, or degree (esp. in the phrases good or great deal)  
8      (Cards)  
a    the process of distributing the cards  
b    a player's turn to do this  
c    a single round in a card game  
9       See       big deal     (See also)        deal with  
     (Old English dælan, from dæl a part; compare Old High German teil a part, Old Norse deild a share)  
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deal          [2]  
      n  
1    a plank of softwood timber, such as fir or pine, or such planks collectively  
2    the sawn wood of various coniferous trees, such as that from the Scots pine (red deal) or from the Norway Spruce (white deal)  
      adj  
3    of fir or pine  
     (C14: from Middle Low German dele plank; see thill)  

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Deal         
      n   a town in SE England, in Kent, on the English Channel: two 16th-century castles: tourism, light industries. Pop.: 28504 (1991)  


big deal  
      interj  
Slang   an exclamation of scorn, derision, etc., used esp. to belittle a claim or offer  
bog deal  
      n   pine wood found preserved in peat bogs  
deal   [1]  
      vb   , deals, dealing, dealt  
1    intr; foll by: in   to engage (in) commercially  
to deal in upholstery     
2    often foll by: out   to apportion (something, such as cards) to a number of people; distribute  
3    tr   to give (a blow) to (someone); inflict  
4    intr  
Slang   to sell any illegal drug  
      n  
5    Informal   a bargain, transaction, or agreement  
6    a particular type of treatment received, esp. as the result of an agreement  
a fair deal     
7    an indefinite amount, extent, or degree (esp. in the phrases good or great deal)  
8      (Cards)  
a    the process of distributing the cards  
b    a player's turn to do this  
c    a single round in a card game  
9       See       big deal     (See also)        deal with  
     (Old English dælan, from dæl a part; compare Old High German teil a part, Old Norse deild a share)  
deal   [2]  
      n  
1    a plank of softwood timber, such as fir or pine, or such planks collectively  
2    the sawn wood of various coniferous trees, such as that from the Scots pine (red deal) or from the Norway Spruce (white deal)  
      adj  
3    of fir or pine  
     (C14: from Middle Low German dele plank; see thill)  
deal with  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to take action on  
to deal with each problem in turn     
2    to punish  
the headmaster will deal with the culprit     
3    to be concerned with  
the book deals with Dutch art     
4    to conduct oneself (towards others), esp. with regard to fairness  
he can be relied on to deal fairly with everyone     
5    to do business with  
the firm deals with many overseas suppliers     
four-deal bridge  
      n   a version of bridge in which four hands only are played, the players then cutting for new partners  
New Deal  
      n  
1    the domestic policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt for economic and social reform  
2    the period of the implementation of these policies (1933--40)  
  New Dealer      n  
side deal  
      n   a transaction between two people for their private benefit, which is subsidiary to a contract negotiated by them on behalf of the organizations they represent  

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deal

  

      vb  
1      (with)       with   attend to, come to grips with, cope with, get to grips with, handle, manage, oversee, see to, take care of, treat  
2      (with)       with   concern, consider, treat (of)  
3      (with)       with   act, behave, conduct oneself  
4    bargain, buy and sell, do business, negotiate, sell, stock, trade, traffic, treat (with)  
      n  
5      (informal)   agreement, arrangement, bargain, contract, pact, transaction, understanding  
      vb  
6    allot, apportion, assign, bestow, dispense, distribute, divide, dole out, give, mete out, reward, share  
      n  
7    amount, degree, distribution, extent, portion, quantity, share, transaction  
8    cut and shuffle, distribution, hand, round, single game  

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sweetheart deal n.
an agreement through which one of the parties is offered very advantageous conditions because of the special relation with the partner
[Bus.] most frequently ,"sweetheart deal" has a negative connotation implying the idea of illegality or immorality .

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