mega·​deal | \-ˌdēl \

Definition of megadeal 

: a business deal involving a lot of money

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Playing his first game since signing his megadeal with San Francisco following seven career starts, Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t look like a $137.5 million quarterback. Rob Maaddi, The Seattle Times, "Week 1 ICYMI: No loss for Browns, but no win either," 10 Sep. 2018 He was hit on day one with a megadeal of epic proportions. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Why an Antitrust Farce Must Continue," 13 July 2018 This setup could trim the profits Viridium gets from this first German megadeal. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, "How to Escape the Low-Rate Hell in Life Insurance," 5 July 2018 And then, on February 19, Dumars swung a three-team megadeal with the Celtics and Hawks for perennial malcontent Rasheed Wallace, who had been dealt from the Blazers to the Hawks less than three weeks earlier. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "NBA superteams haven't won all the championships: 5 surprise winners," 9 July 2018 But is there any logic to diversifying instead through a megadeal with Standard Chartered? Paul J. Davies, WSJ, "Barclays-Standard Chartered? I Can’t Even…," 23 May 2018 But Comcast investors haven’t welcomed the company’s sudden appetite for megadeals. Time, "Comcast Offers $65 Billion for Fox in Bidding War With Disney," 13 June 2018 Since then, a pipeline has filled with megadeals awaiting the case’s outcome, which the judge presiding over the fight has said will come in less than two weeks. James B. Stewart, New York Times, "How the Government Could Win the AT&T-Time Warner Case," 31 May 2018 The sale is the most recent megadeal to have closed in the Los Angeles area in recent months. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Le Belvedere, a Lavish Los Angeles Mansion, Sells for $56 Million," 11 May 2018

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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