deal verb

ADV. directly

PREP. in The shop deals in second-hand books. | with Our factory deals directly with its customers. PHRASAL VERBS deal with sth

ADV. quickly, speedily | at length, fully This topic is dealt with at greater length in the following chapter. | effectively | fairly, properly You have not dealt fairly with me. | easily Not all complaints are so easily dealt with. | separately The two issues should be dealt with separately. | together

PHRASES a way of dealing with sth We discussed different ways of dealing with the problem.