deal-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: handle or manage, exert some control over;interact with people

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DEAL PP (WITH NP[issue, problem, conditions]) Includes: DEAL WITH

How are we going to deal with this problem?
She deals with problems as simple as migraines or as complex families falling apart.
He works hard to gain an understanding of the information that he deals with every day.
Both teams dealt with poor weather conditions.
I think that I have dealt with not having a drink for eight months.
This job requires good problem solving ability, verbal and written
communication skills, and the ability to deal with others.
Too many people lead unhappy lives due to an inability to deal with
The depression left me unable to deal with my family or friends.

VerbNet: cope-83
FrameNet: Resolve_problem
PropBank: deal.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4, 7, 8, 10

Sense Number 2: address a particular topic

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[topic] DEAL PP (WITH NP[content, meaning])
NOTE: This usually refers to content or meaning of a written or spoken material.

The report dealt with the national efforts to implement the Convention against Torture.
Here we deal with the following case.
A number of global reports produced by ILO have dealt with poverty.
This book deals with alcohol and drug abuse.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Speak_on_topic
PropBank: deal.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 3: distribute (to players in a game)

Commentary: Includes: DEAL OUT Includes poker references.
NOTE: may be used metaphorically

The cook came with the dishes and dealt out the rations.
This is the water which all the estates receive in turn, dealt out to them on regular days.
Bad provisions, bad water, and scanted rations were dealt to the prisoners.
Unfortunately fate has dealt a cruel blow and we have little choice but to move on.
Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean
you should give up.
He dealt me the King of Spades.
The game begins with each player being dealt a "loyalty" card.
You play the hand you are dealth.
The number of bones dealt at start of the game varies in different
parts of the world.

VerbNet: give-13.1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: deal.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5, 9, 11, 12
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
deal_out 1

Sense Number 4: (illegally) sell

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DEAL PP (WITH NP[object for sale, especially illegal materials]) Includes: DEAL WITH

People have sent us a clear message they do not want people who deal drugs to live among them.
The state stripped him of both his business license and his license to deal cars.
People who deal in marijuana are likely to deal in other illicit drugs.
Later he dealt arms in Latin America.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: deal.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 13