deal

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 [ˈdiːl]


Inflections of 'deal' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
deals
v 3rd person singular
dealing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
dealt
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
dealt
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2019
deal
‘a great deal’ and ‘a good deal’
A great deal or a good deal of something is a lot of it. A great deal is more common than a good deal.
There was a great deal of concern about energy shortages.
She drank a good deal of coffee with him in his office.
Be careful
These expressions can only be used with uncountable nouns. You can talk, for example, about a great deal of money, but not about ‘a great deal of apples’.
If you do something a great deal or a good deal, you spend a lot of time doing it.
They talked a great deal.
Adverbs and adverbials (for a graded list of words used to indicate degree)
‘deal with’
When you deal with something, you give it your attention and often solve a problem concerning it.
They learned to deal with any sort of emergency.
The past tense and -ed participle of deal is dealt /delt/.
When they had dealt with the fire, another crisis arose.
Any queries will be dealt with immediately.
If a book, speech, or film deals with a particular subject, it is concerned with it.
Chapter 2 deals with contemporary Paris.
The film deals with a strange encounter between two soldiers.
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