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