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deal in

Definition of deal in

  1. 1 :  to buy and sell (something) as a business <He deals in rare books.>

  2. 2 :  to use or be involved in (something) <tales dealing in myth and mystery> <We don't deal in rumor or gossip.>

  3. 3 :  to include (someone) in a card game <“Do you want to play cards with us?” “Sure, deal me in.”>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  part, portion

    :  a usually large or indefinite quantity or degree

    :  the act or right of distributing cards to players in a card game

  1. :  to give as one's portion :  apportion

    :  to distribute (playing cards) to players in a game

    :  administer, deliver

  1. :  an act of dealing :  transaction

    :  bargain

    :  contract

  1. :  a board of fir or pine

    :  pine or fir wood

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a dwelling place or home

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