deal with

deal with - English


deal with (third-person singular simple present deals with, present participle dealing with, simple past and past participle dealt with)

  1. (transitive) To handle verbally or in some form of artistic expression; to address or discuss as a subject.
  2. (transitive) To take action with respect to (someone or something).
    • The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students.
  3. (transitive) To consider, as an example.
  4. (transitive) To come to terms with; to overcome any difficulties presented by.
    • We deal with having just a gallon of gas.
    • Thankfully he'd dealt with such issues before, so he had all the necessary experience.
  5. (transitive) To be in charge of, act on, or dispose of.
  6. (transitive) To behave in a certain way towards.
    • He deals fairly with his employees.



Meaning and Definition of deal with
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