Definitions

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  • v. to not deal cards to someone who is leaving a game.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. administer or bestow, as in small portions

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Examples

  • Tolliver made a big deal out of answering it casually, but I could see that he was tense.

    Grave Surprise

  • From Qiryathayim the punitive expedition made somewhat of a circuit around the chief rebels and first proceeded to deal out punishment to the south, in fact, due south of the Dead Sea, in the land or the mountains of Seir, later Edom.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • When about fourteen years old I began to do something for myself; Mr. John Talbot, who kept a country store in the village, employing me to deal out sugar, coffee, and calico to his customers at the munificent salary of twenty-four dollars a year.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Then he began to deal out his drolleries, such as would make the dismallest jemmy guffaw, and gave vent to all manner of buffooneries; but the Caliph laughed not neither smiled, whereat

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Eleanor was a good deal out of the house; partly busy with her errands of kindness, partly stilling her troublesome and impatient thoughts with long roamings on foot or on horseback over the mountains and moors.

    The Old Helmet

  • They world then instantly proceed to St. Jean d'Acre to reinforce the pasha, or else, throwing themselves into the mountains of Nablous, would greatly annoy our rear and right-flank, and deal out death to us, as a recompense for the life we had given them.

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • He told her about meeting Hammett, although he left a great deal out of the manner and precise time of their meeting, not wishing to get side-tracked into the reasons he had been following her on the Friday night.

    Locked Rooms

  • Buy a couple of the longest loaves of Italian bread you can find and deal out your favorite combos to cover the whole loaf: turkey, Jarlsberg, Russian, coleslaw, capicola, mortadella. provolone, red peppers, arugula, mozzarella.

    The Swell Dressed Party

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