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WORD ORIGIN

Old English dælan "to divide, distribute, separate, share, bestow, dispense," from the source of deal (n.). Meaning "to distribute cards before a game" is from 1520s. To deal with "handle" is attested from mid-15c. Related: Dealt; dealing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CUT A DEAL

acquiesce

verbagree with some reluctance
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