WOTW: deal

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triplo word of the week - deal


今週のWord of the Weekは「deal」です. “Deal” is a noun and a verb, and something a table can be made of. Let us show you, deal?


First, the verb.


- Are you a croupier? You deal so professionally! (Distribute (cards) in an orderly rotation to players for a game or round.)

- Family members of the Minister of Industry are not allowed to deal in the ore market. (Take part in commercial trading of a particular commodity.)

- I’m only interested in books that deal with real problems. (Be concerned with.)

- Everybody in the neighbourhood knows that James deals marijuana. (Buy and sell illegal drugs. Informal.)

- Just when it seemed the economy was recovering, the strengthening of the yen has dealt another blow to the exporting sector. (Inflict a blow on someone or something.)


Next, we’ll have a section showing examples of ‘deal’ followed by the preposition ‘with’, it is so common.


- The government should be able to deal with the declining birthrate. (Take measures concerning someone or something with the intention of righting it.)

- I thought I was a strong person, but I can’t deal with the fact that she’s left me. (Cope with or control a difficult person or situation.)

- They say they’re in love, but they deal with each other so harshly! (Treat someone in a particular way.)

- I deal with guano and other fertilisers. (Have commercial relations with.)

- The article deals with the recent rising of right-wing movements in Europe. (Have as a subject; discuss.)


It’s time for the noun now.


- After long negotiations, the two parties have reached a deal. (An agreement entered into by two or more parties for their mutual benefit, especially in a business or political context.)

- Refugees don’t get a good deal, regardless of public perception. (A particular form of treatment given or received.)

- I don’t know how to play poker beyond the deal. (The process of distributing the cards to players in a card game.)

- Whose deal is it? (A player's turn to distribute cards.)

- I like my new flat, but I don’t like the white doors. I would change them to deal doors if I had the money. (Fir or pine wood as a building material.)


There are some interesting phrases and expressions using ‘deal’. Come back next week to know them!.