to deal with




Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - deal with

"to deal with something"

to take action usually to resolve a situation or problem

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - deal with

"to deal with something"

to accept, control and resolve a difficult emotional situation

 

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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - deal with

"to deal with something"

to be about a subject

 

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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - deal with

"to deal with something"

to talk about something

 

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Idiom Definition 5

Idiom Definition - deal with

"to deal with someone"

to buy goods or services from someone or sell goods and services to someone

 

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Idiom Definition 6

Idiom Definition - deal with

"to deal with someone"

to talk to and take the necessary actions to resolve a situation with someone

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - deal with

Two production supervisors are talking ...

Supervisor 1:  Looks like the taping machine is malfunctioning again.

Supervisor 2:  Again?  That's the third time this month.

Supervisor 1:  What are you going to do?

Supervisor 2:  I'll go down and deal with it. I'll repair it like I always do.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - deal with

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How is Angie doing after her father's death?

Friend 2:  She is having a very difficult time emotionally.

Friend 1:  So you'd say that she is not dealing with her father's unexpected death well?

Friend 2:  I think Angie is doing her best to find some emotional stability.


Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - deal with

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  What's the book about?

Friend 2:  It deals with the after effects of the second world war.

Friend 1:  So, it explains what happened in Europe?

Friend 2:  Yes, and also the global effects.


Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - deal with

A business executive is leading a meeting ...

Executive:  Today we are going to talk about the role of government in regulating our industry.

Participant:  Will we look at any possible deregulation initiatives?

Executive:  Yes, we'll deal with that towards the end of the meeting.


Idiom Scenario 5

Idiom Definition - deal with

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  We've been having some trouble keeping up with production.

Colleague 2:  Why is that?

Colleague 1:  The company we buy a certain rubber molding from is not supplying as per contract.

Colleague 2:  Have you thought about dealing with another supplier?

Colleague 1:  I guess we'll have to investigate doing business with a different supplier.


Idiom Scenario 6

Idiom Definition - deal with

Two managers are talking ...

Manager 1:  One of your team has been saying some pretty bad stuff about the company during coffee breaks.

Manager 2:  And?

Manager 1:  Don't you think you should deal with the situation?

Manager 2:  I suppose I should talk to him and resolve the situation.

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to deal with - Usage:

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to deal with - Gerund Form:

Dealing with difficult situations is part of a manager's job.



to deal with - Examples:

1)  There is an employee who I do not deal with very often who makes me very uncomfortable.

2)  I'm sorry you have to deal with this -- you shouldn't have to.

3)  Your company is legally obligated to deal with this situation now that you've reported it. It's not optional.

4)  The program attempts to deal with many of the factors which make for economic insecurity among our people.

5)  How the U.S. should deal with global challenges is an interesting and important topic.

6)  I'm dealing with a situation right now with a guy who has boundary issues.

7)  Bok Academy Principal Damien Moses said her specialty is dealing with the school's more challenging students.

8)  However, there are some frogs and toads that have unique methods of dealing with water loss.

9)  Over the past week we'd found ourselves dealing with a lot of spammers registering new accounts.

10)  I think you can assume that we will be dealing with that.

11)  Most complications can be recognized by skilled midwives and dealt with accordingly.

12)  This must be thoroughly investigated, and must be dealt with in accordance to the law.

13)  The history of these other two will be dealt with in a later volume.

14)  Uther declares that anyone harbouring the boy will be dealt with severely and executed.

15)  My mom had never dealt with my kind of hair and she did not know how to handle my hair.

16)  The author has personal experience with domestic violence and stalking and now deals with security issues full time.

17)  Most of evolutionary biology deals with how life changed after its origin.

18)  In a word, science deals with facts while non-science deals with values.

19)  Most of the book deals with what the Bible has to say about the days of creation.

20)  The course deals with techniques and strategies in civil and criminal litigation.