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 for To deal in
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deal \Deal\, v. i.
     1. To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards
        to the players.
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     2. To do a distributing or retailing business, as
        distinguished from that of a manufacturer or producer; to
        traffic; to trade; to do business; as, he deals in flour.
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              They buy and sell, they deal and traffic. --South.
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              This is to drive to wholesale trade, when all other
              petty merchants deal but for parcels. --Dr. H. More.
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     3. To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to
        manage; to make arrangements; -- followed by between or
        with.
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              Sometimes he that deals between man and man, raiseth
              his own credit with both, by pretending greater
              interest than he hath in either.      --Bacon.
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     4. To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or
        towards any one; to treat.
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              If he will deal clearly and impartially, . . . he
              will acknowledge all this to be true. --Tillotson.
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     5. To contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition,
        check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to
        deal with.
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     To deal by, to treat, either well or ill; as, to deal well
        by servants. "Such an one deals not fairly by his own
        mind." --Locke.
  
     To deal in.
        (a) To have to do with; to be engaged in; to practice; as,
            they deal in political matters.
        (b) To buy and sell; to furnish, as a retailer or
            wholesaler; as, they deal in fish.
  
     To deal with.
        (a) To treat in any manner; to use, whether well or ill;
            to have to do with; specifically, to trade with.
            "Dealing with witches." --Shak.
        (b) To reprove solemnly; to expostulate with.
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                  The deacons of his church, who, to use their own
                  phrase, "dealt with him" on the sin of rejecting
                  the aid which Providence so manifestly held out.
                                                    --Hawthorne.
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                  Return . . . and I will deal well with thee.
                                                    --Gen. xxxii.
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