- 1 1.1 (indicating amount) See examples: a great/good o fair deal of somethingit makes a great/good o fair deal of differenceI've given the question a great deal of thoughtcambia mucho/bastante las cosaswe haven't got a great deal of moneyhe reflexionado mucho sobre el asuntothere's not a great deal I can do to helpno tenemos mucho dineroa deal of something [archaic or dialect]there's a deal of work to be doneno es demasiado lo que yo puedo hacer para ayudar1.2a great/good deal (as adverb) we've seen her a great deal o we've seen a great deal of her latelyhay un montón de trabajo que hacerhe's a good deal smarter than he looksla hemos visto mucho or muy a menudo últimamentedid you enjoy the party? — not a great deales bastante más inteligente de lo que parece¿te divertiste en la fiesta? — no demasiado
- 2 2.1 (agreement) they shook hands on the dealit's a deal! the deal is oncerraron el trato con un apretón de manosto do o make o cut a deal with somebodyse ha llegado a un acuerdowhat's the deal? (American English) [colloquial]llegar a un acuerdo con alguienhacer or cerrar un trato or hacer un pacto con alguiento make a big deal out of somethingI don't want to make a big deal out of it, but I had to pay …¿qué pasa?she made such a big deal out of choosing a hatno quiero hacer un problema por esto, pero tuve que pagar …it's no big dealhizo tantos aspavientos para elegir un sombrerobig deal! [ironic]so he's taking you to a dance, big deal!no es nada del otro mundoa $5 token of their gratitude, big deal!así que te lleva a un baile ¡pues vaya or mira tú! [irónico]I had to get up at six — big deal!$5 como muestra de su gratitud ¡qué generosidad! [irónico]2.2 (financial arrangement) a new deal for the clothing industryme tuve que levantar a las seis — ¡qué horror! [irónico]she got a very good deal when she left the companyun nuevo acuerdo salarial para la industria de la confecciónhe got a very good deal out of the bankllegó a un buen arreglo económico al dejar la compañíathe New Dealconsiguió que el banco le ofreciera muy buenas condiciones(política económica aplicada entre 1933 y 1940 por la administración del presidente Roosevelt)Example sentences2.3 (bargain) See examples: you'll get a better deal if you shop around
lo conseguirás más barato si vas a otras tiendas
- Mr Firth said that Yorkshire business people were also becoming better networkers and he expected many businesses to benefit from deals secured at the event.
- Financial matters and business deals are arranged according to your directions.
- I like what I do and I've been involved in a number of deals, negotiations and business transactions which have proved satisfying.
- 3 (treatment) the disabled deserve a better dealthe children had a very rough deal after their parents' divorcelos minusválidos merecen un mejor trato or algo mejorshe's had a raw deal in lifelos niños sufrieron mucho a raíz del divorcio de los padresla vida la ha tratado muy malExample sentences
- The mark guarantees workers such as tea pluckers in Sri Lanka and banana farmers in the Windward Islands receive a reasonable deal.
- The expectations are not always met and we always want to believe that we are at the receiving end of a bad deal all the time.
- A Conservative government with its ridiculous position of re-negotiating agreed treaties will only result in a bad deal for Britain.
- 4 (Games) (no plural)it's my/your dealme toca a mí/te toca a ti dar or repartirdoy or reparto yo/das or repartes túExample sentences
- After the deal but before the players pick up their cards, the top card of each hand is turned up.
- The player who received the first card from the deal may be known as eldest hand, or as forehand.
- In the old days, maybe a few hundred dollars rode on the last deal of a card in five stud or five draw.
- After each hand, the deal passes to next player to the left of the previous dealer who is still in.
- In baccarat the deal goes counterclockwise around the table from player to player.
- If both players pass, the bones are thrown in and the deal passes to the next player.
- So even if you fold, you may still get the chance to win the current pot on the following deal.
- This can be done at any time during the deal by an active player who has a card matching their score.
- From the second deal onwards, players form partnerships according to their scores.
transitive verb past tense & past participle dealt
- 1 to deal somebody a good/bad handI was dealt three acesdarle a alguien una buena/mala manome tocaron tres asesExample sentences
- In this casino banking game three cards are dealt to each player and two face down to the dealer.
- The cards will be dealt by the player on declarer's left, and cut by the player opposite to declarer.
- Next, a third hole card is dealt to each player, followed by another round of betting.
intransitive verb past tense & past participle dealt
- (Games)Example sentences
- Adam gave Rocky an annoyed look, but gathered the cards to deal him in.
- Europe says deal us in: despite record dollar vs. euro rates, or perhaps because of them, there are some unusual deals and low prices for rooms in parts of Europe.
- We would have dealt them in a different time, I think.
- 1verb + preposition + object (Business)
- a judge who deals out harsh sentences
- 1 1.1 (do business with)
- uncountable (wood)Example sentences
- This has red deal timber flooring, wainscoting to dado level, a baluster railing and plaster cornicing.
- He still slept in his camp bed, and used a dining-table that he had made out of deal boards with four fencing posts for legs.
- The paved back court, under which the kitchen and scullery were situated, was to include at its northern end a ‘seat or small building’ with deal columns.
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