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noun deal pronunciation in American English /dil/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a formal agreement, especially in business or politics
    deal with:

    a deal with a German TV company

    deal between:

    We think there was a deal between the CIA and the FBI.

    do/cut/make/reach/strike a deal (with someone):

    We’ve cut a deal with Germany on wine imports.

    a deal goes through (=happens as arranged):

    We’re 99% certain the deal will go through.

    a deal falls through (=does not happen as arranged):

    He nearly got the job but then the deal fell through.

    get a good deal (on something) (=get it at a low price):

    I got a really good deal on my new computer.

    See also dealing
  2. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] an informal arrangement that you have with someone that gives you advantages or disadvantages
    have a good deal:

    I’ve got a really good deal living at Sophie’s house.

  3. 3
    [singular] the way in which you are treated by other people
    a good/better/fair deal (for someone):

    They are demanding a fair deal for nurses.

    get a rough/raw deal (=be treated unfairly):

    Disabled people have a raw deal under the current government.

  4. 4
    [singular] the act of giving cards to the people playing a game of cards

    Whose deal is it next?

  5. 5

    the deal

    spoken what is happening or going to happen
    what’s the deal?:

    So, what’s the deal? Is she coming or not?

  6. 6
    [uncountable] wood from fir or pine trees used for making furniture

    a set of deal chairs

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