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1‘it may be some weeks before completion of the deal’
agreement, understanding, pact, compact, bargain, covenant, contract, treaty, protocol, concordat, entente, accord, arrangement, accommodation, compromise, settlement, negotiation
1‘they got advice on how to deal with difficult children’
cope with, handle, manage, attend to, see to, take care of, take charge of, take in hand, sort out, tackle, take on
control, master, influence, manipulate
2‘the article deals with recent advances in chemistry’
concern, be about, be concerned with, concern itself with, have to do with, discuss, consider, cover, treat of, pertain to, appertain to
tackle, study, explore, investigate, examine, go into, review, analyse, weigh up
3‘the security forces deal firmly with demonstrators’
treat, handle, serve, use
act towards, behave towards, conduct oneself towards
4‘the company deals in high-tech goods’
trade in, buy and sell, be concerned with trading, be engaged in trading, do business in
sell, vend, purvey, supply, stock, offer, offer for sale, have for sale, peddle, market, merchandise
traffic in, smuggle, run, rustle
British informal flog
5‘the cards were dealt for the last hand’
distribute, give out, share out, divide out, divide up, hand out, pass out, pass round, dole out, mete out, dispense, allocate, allot, assign, apportion, bestow
informal divvy up
6‘the appeal court dealt a blow to government reforms’
deliver, administer, dispense, inflict, give, impose
‘the team have achieved a great deal’
a lot, a great amount, a large amount, a fair amount, much, plenty
lots, loads, heaps, bags, masses, piles, stacks, tons
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