deal with


deal with
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "deal with":
present tense I/you/we/they deal with he/she/it deals with present participle dealing with past tense dealt with past participle dealt with
1)
a) deal with something to take action to do something, especially to solve a problem

The government must now deal with the problem of high unemployment.

I spent the morning dealing with my emails.

be best dealt with (= most effectively):

This is a matter that would be best dealt with by the police.

b) deal with someone to take the action that is necessary when you are involved with a particular person or type of person

He believes young offenders should be dealt with quickly and harshly.


Collocations:
Nouns frequently used as objects of deal with
▪  complaint, crisis, emergency, enquiry, issue, matter, problem, question, situation
2) deal with something to accept and control a difficult emotional situation so that you can start to live a normal life again despite it

She's dealing with her father's death very well.

He's not great at dealing with stress.


Collocations:
Nouns frequently used as objects of deal with
▪  anxiety, emotion, feeling, grief, pain, pressure, stress
3) deal with someone to buy goods or services from someone, or to sell them to someone

We have dealt with the company for years.

4)
a) deal with something to be about a subject

Chapter 5 deals only briefly with this issue.

b) to talk about something

We'll deal with the question of poverty in a moment.


English dictionary. 2014.

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