deal·ing | \ ˈdē-liŋ \

Definition of dealing 

1 : method of business : manner of conduct

2 dealings plural : friendly or business interactions

Examples of dealing in a Sentence

There were reports of shady dealings between the two sides. He has a reputation for fair dealing.

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Others express anguish over his companies' aggressive dealings with tenants, particularly through assembly-line evictions. Kevin Crowe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'He'll evict you in a minute.' Landlord quietly becomes a force in Milwaukee rental business...and eviction court," 13 July 2018 An investigation into money laundering and past business dealings with Russia by people like former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort 2. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "Indicting 12 Russian Hackers Could Be Mueller's Biggest Move Yet," 13 July 2018 The players assert that the NCAA breached its contract by failing to act in good faith and by refusing to engage in fair dealing while vacating Louisville’s wins and records. Michael Mccann,, "Should the NCAA Be Worried About the Lawsuit It's Facing From Former Louisville Players?," 12 July 2018 More often, Russians intermingle financial dealings with political subterfuge in a complex web that appears superficially legitimate. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler?," 8 July 2018 This could prove especially valuable in whatever dealings the Sixers end up having with the Spurs regarding Kawhi Leonard’s availability. David Murphy,, "How LeBron James' decision may change Sixers' Star Hunt approach | David Murphy," 2 July 2018 Prosecutors will get their hands on over 4 million files seized from the former personal lawyer for President Trump after a judge on Tuesday ordered most of the materials released to investigators probing the lawyer's business dealings. CBS News, "Prosecutors to get more than 4 million files from Michael Cohen," 26 June 2018 Hosmer, who was one of just five major leaguers to appear in all 162 games last season, has played 54 straight games since missing two games in late April dealing with a family matter. Kevin Acee,, "Padres notes: Scuffling Hosmer sits; good news on Lyles," 25 June 2018 The level of interest in Daniels has spilled into the general public as news about her ongoing lawsuit and dealings with Trump have played out on a national basis for months. Christopher Keating,, "Stormy Daniels Brings Her Show, And Her Political Infamy, To East Windsor," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of dealing

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of dealing

deal*ings : the actions that are a main part of the relationship between people, groups, organizations, etc. : social or business interactions

: a way of behaving or of doing business


deal·ing | \ ˈdē-liŋ \

Kids Definition of dealing

1 dealings plural : friendly or business relations She has frequent dealings with the mayor.

2 : a way of acting or doing business fair dealing

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