Meaning of DEAL in English
I. QUANTIFIER USES
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
If you say that you need or have a great deal of or a good deal of a particular thing, you are emphasizing that you need or have a lot of it.
...a great deal of money...
I am in a position to save you a good deal of time.
QUANT : QUANT of n-uncount / def-n [ emphasis ]
Deal is also an adverb.
Their lives became a good deal more comfortable...
He depended a great deal on his wife for support.
ADV : ADV compar , ADV after v
Deal is also a pronoun.
Although he had never met Geoffrey Hardcastle, he knew a good deal about him.
II. VERB AND NOUN USES
( deals, dealing, dealt)
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
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If you make a deal , do a deal , or cut a deal , you complete an agreement or an arrangement with someone, especially in business. ( BUSINESS )
Japan will have to do a deal with America on rice imports...
The two sides tried and failed to come to a deal...
He was involved in shady business deals...
If a person, company, or shop deals in a particular type of goods, their business involves buying or selling those goods. ( BUSINESS )
They deal in antiques...
...the rights of our citizens to hold and to deal in foreign currency.
VERB : V in n , V in n
If someone deals illegal drugs, they sell them.
I certainly don’t deal drugs.
VERB : V n
...his involvement in drug dealing and illegal money laundering.
N-UNCOUNT : oft n N
If someone has had a bad deal , they have been unfortunate or have been treated unfairly.
The people of Liverpool have had a bad deal for many, many years.
N-COUNT : adj N
If you deal playing cards, you give them out to the players in a game of cards.
The croupier dealt each player a card, face down...
He once dealt cards in an illegal gambling joint.
VERB : V n n , V n
Deal out means the same as deal .
Dalton dealt out five cards to each player.
PHRASAL VERB : V P n (not pron)
If an event deals a blow to something or someone, it causes them great difficulties or makes failure more likely. ( JOURNALISM )
The summer drought has dealt a heavy blow to the government’s economic record...
PHRASE : V inflects
a raw deal: see raw
see also dealings , wheel and deal
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006