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(do something) a treat

To do something very well, adeptly, or satisfactorily. Primarily heard in UK. After we oiled up the chain a bit, that old bike worked a treat. My daughter's singing went down a treat with the family members gathered at our house for Christmas. Wow, this suit fits a treat! It makes such a difference going to a tailor.
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treat someone (for something) (with something)

to attempt to cure someone's illness, injury, or disease with something. The doctor treated me for the flu with aspirin. It didn't work, but it was cheap. They treated him for his broken bones. Ann treated him with the appropriate therapy.
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Because HIFU is associated with a low rate of permanent complications, it also decreases the cost of treating those side effects.
Then, prior to application of Section 530 relief, it must be separately determined whether the taxpayer also had a "reasonable basis" for treating the officer as a nonemployee (based on the statutory standards or by some other means).
This article will examine the evolution of heat treating services and what it can provide to the metalcasting process.
Another advantage of corona treating is environmental.
If the parent is not a New York taxpayer, it can make a New York election to follow the Federal treatment, treating the parent and the QSSS as one S corporation.
Granted, ADI requires uniform foundry controls to assure consistent ductile iron quality, and heat treating requires proper equipment, care and knowledge, but these parameters have been defined and are achievable.
A heat treating and aging system designed for aluminum castings in continuous and batch configurations combines heat treat, quench system and aging oven with core sand removal capability.
Mary Austin-Seymour of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, reported for the group that has been treating cancers experimentally since 1974.
It is especially troubled with the implications of treating an SMLLC as a division of a corporation.
The Mayo Clinic researchers first showed that vitamin C has no effect in treating cancer in 1979.
A statement that the trustee filed original income tax returns treating the trust as a domestic trust for each tax year of the trust beginning after 1994 and will continue to file as a domestic trust while actions are being taken to meet the domestic trust criteria.