Today’s phrasal verb 47: deal with
Meaning: If you deal with a problem or a difficult situation, you do what needs to be done to solve or resolve it.
- deal with I asked my assistant if there was anything else we had to deal with.
- deal with sth A manager has to deal with all sorts of problems and issues that come up in business.
- be dealt with (passive) This matter should have been dealt with before it became such a serious issue.
Nouns often used as objects with
deal with: problem, complaint, situation, issue, enquiry, crisis, emergency