Definition of dealing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdiːlɪŋ/


1 (dealings) Business relations or transactions: they had dealings with an insurance company
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  • We're certainly looking into real estate transactions and business dealings.
  • They have achieved that through sound business dealings and good management.
  • Settlements and compromises in business dealings are made through mediation and discussion.
business methods, business practices, business, commerce, trading, trafficking, marketing, merchandising, transactions, financial transactions;
behaviour, conduct, actions, policy
1.1A personal connection or association with someone: my dealings with the gentler sex
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  • The original draft called for associates to refrain from ‘all social intercourse and dealings with disloyal persons’.
  • The strange thing is I hardly know the fellow and have had no personal dealings with him.
  • A kind, good natured and most conscientious gentleman, Jimmy was well qualified in his career and always brought the personal touch to his dealings with people.
2The activity of buying and selling a particular commodity: share dealings drug dealing
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  • Mrs Wood said 50 of the tablets in his house belonged to a friend and that all his drug dealing had been to ‘friends and acquaintances’.
  • Drug dealing was perceived to be the biggest problem by around 10 per cent of both groups who completed the questionnaire.
  • Police will also have the power to charge owners or managers allowing the dealing of drugs.

Words that rhyme with dealing

appealing, ceiling, Darjeeling, feeling, Keeling, peeling, revealing, self-sealing, shieling, wheeler-dealing, wheeling

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