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- (transitive) To handle verbally or in some form of artistic expression; to address or discuss as a subject.
- 1950 January, “Monthly Publication Resumed”, in Railway Magazine, page 1:
- With the return to monthly publication it is our intention to extend the variety of subjects dealt with, and it will also be possible to attain greater topicality.
- (transitive) To take action with respect to (someone or something).
- 1964 September, “Motive Power Miscellany: BR Workshops”, in Modern Railways, page 220:
- Work on anti-frost precautions on diesel locomotives is to be speeded up to ensure that most if not all locomotives have been dealt with before the winter sets in.
- (transitive) To consider, as an example.
- (transitive) To come to terms with; to overcome any difficulties presented by.
- (transitive) To be in charge of, act on, or dispose of.
- (transitive) To behave in a certain way towards.
- Synonym: interact with
- He deals fairly with his employees.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Ezekiel 23:25:
- And I will set my ielousie against thee, and they shall deale furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine eares, and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take thy sonnes and thy daughters, and thy residue shal be deuoured by the fire.
handle verbally or in some form of artistic expression
take action with respect to (someone or something)
consider, as of an example
come to terms with successfully
behave in a certain way towards
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