Definition of deal a blow
- He dealt his enemy a mighty blow.
- The factory closing will deal a serious/severe/devastating/crushing blow to the town's economy.
- Her career as an ice skater was dealt a fatal blow when she broke her leg.
: part, portion
: a usually large or indefinite quantity or degree
: the act or right of distributing cards to players
: to give as one's portion : apportion
: to distribute (playing cards) to players
: administer, deliver
: an act of dealing (see 2deal 3) : transaction
: a board of fir or pine
: pine or fir wood
: to be in motion
: to move with speed or force
: to move or run quickly
: an instance of air moving with speed or force : a blowing of wind especially when strong or violent
: brag, boasting
: an act or instance of blowing (see 1blow)
: flower, bloom
: a forcible stroke delivered with a part of the body (such as the fist) or with an instrument
: a hostile act or state : combat
: a forcible or sudden act or effort : assault
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