mega·​deal | \ ˈme-gə-ˌdēl How to pronounce megadeal (audio) \

Definition of megadeal

: a business deal involving a lot of money

Examples of megadeal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Rams also were looking at a landscape that included an upcoming megadeal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey and possible extensions for players such as receiver Cooper Kupp and safety John Johnson, among others. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, "Rams say they got their money’s worth from departed star Todd Gurley," 6 Apr. 2020 But prior to that, Watson might sign his own megadeal. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "Opinion: NFL's quarterback landscape could be headed for seismic shift this offseason," 7 Feb. 2020 Sixteen states sued this summer to stop the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, invoking federal competition law to try to thwart a telecom megadeal that the Justice Department had approved, with conditions. Washington Post, "Facebook, Google face off against a formidable new foe: state attorneys general," 8 Sep. 2019 Giving a 20-year veteran a megadeal is uncharted territory in the NFL, but Brady isn’t just any player — try finding a résumé that stacks up favorably. Ben Volin,, "A blueprint to remaking the Patriots," 25 Jan. 2020 The Orioles countered with such megadeals as signing free-agent lefty Randy Wolf. Stephanie Apstein,, "Edwin Encarnación Makes the Yankees Even Scarier and the Rays More Motivated," 18 June 2019 In all, megadeals getting the thumbs down this year are worth about $440 billion. Washington Post, "Almost $500 Billion of Megadeals Get Panned Instantly," 18 Sep. 2019 But that doesn’t mean O’Day is planning to pull the trigger on a megadeal to please Wall Street. Damian Garde, STAT, "Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day says company is in an ‘acquisitive mode’," 20 Nov. 2019 Venture capitalists have poured billions of dollars into digital bank startups, and at least one more megadeal is expected before this year is over. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "As neobank valuations bubble up, some investors think there’s an even better bet in fintech," 18 Oct. 2019

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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31 May 2020

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“Megadeal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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