deal with (someone or something)

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deal with (someone or something)

1. To manage or handle someone or something (usually someone or something unpleasant). The phrase "deal with it" can be used dismissively to leave a task to someone else. I just can't deal with him when gets hysterical like this. I'll deal with the construction problems at the house—you go on ahead to work. A: "Sir, I'm not sure how you want me to handle all these calls." B: "Oh, just deal with it, Jeff."
2. To focus on or include something. Your term paper must deal with the major themes of modernism and link them to your chosen text.
3. To conduct business with someone or something. It's such a pain dealing with that company. They sent us the wrong size T-shirts and then took weeks to issue a refund.
4. To treat someone in a particular way. The owner dealt with me very nicely, so I'll definitely go back to his shop.
5. slang To kill someone. Don't worry, once I deal with the informant, he won't go running to the cops ever again.
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deal with someone or something

to manage someone or something. This is not a big problem. I think I can deal with it. I am sure I can deal with Jill.
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deal with someone

Sl. to kill someone. "Spike, you deal with that cop," said the crime boss. The agent planned how best to deal with the rebel leader without getting caught.
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deal with

1. See deal in, def. 1.
2. Do business with someone, as in I like dealing with this company. [Late 1600s] Also see deal in, def. 2.
3. Take action in, handle, administer, dispose of, as in The committee will deal with this matter. [Second half of 1400s]
4. Act in a specified way toward someone, as in He dealt extremely fairly with his competitors. [c. 1300]
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deal with

v.
1. To be about something; have to do with something: This report deals with teaching students how to read.
2. To confront or grapple with something: I can't deal with all of these problems at the same time. These researchers are dealing with the most difficult issues in the field. You dealt with their hostility very well.
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References in classic literature ?
That is true, He might strike me dead; and I ought to expect it, for I have been a wicked wretch, that is true; but God is merciful, and does not deal with us as we deserve.
Global Banking News-December 8, 2017--Royal Bank of Scotland's CEO says deal with US over mis-selling could extend into next year
Are you a hawk when you deal with us and a chicken when you deal with [Sayyed Hasan] Nasrallah?
Why would USA and China want to deal with us, when the bigger fish are over the water?
5 million deal with US network CNN to replace veteran talkshow host Larry King.
We hope cooler heads will prevail and the city will work out a fair deal with us.
The company behind Sacha Baron Cohen's creation, Talkback Productions, have landed a deal with US Network HBO.
This enabled us to make direct contact with the brokers, and show them how easy it was to make a deal with us and earn a commission.
These "emotional bank accounts" are how other people decide to deal with us in future interactions.
Julius Baer has reached a deal with US regulators to settle allegations that it helped Americans evade tax, according to Reuters.
CinemaPop is available as a distribution site for all the studios once they realize they can't monopolize this medium, and regardless of whether they deal with us or lock us out, we have the audience and the ability to deliver movies online.
Global Banking News-February 26, 2015--Morgan Stanley enters into RMBS deal with US
It demonstrates that the airport will have to overcome these legal hurdles unless they deal with us,'' Ovrom said.
Stroman further states that "It was awkward for the different real estate brands and independents to deal with us as ERA(R).
Global Banking News-May 24, 2013--HSBC's deal with US agencies runs into trouble(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.