deal out

If someone deals out a punishment or harmful action, they punish or harm someone. [WRITTEN]
See also deal 5)

[V P n (not pron) to n] ...a failure by the governments of established states to deal out effective punishment to aggressors.

[V-ed P] ...the tale of a woman who refuses to accept the injustice dealt out to her husband. [Also V P n (not pron), V n P]


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  • deal out — index administer (tender), allocate, apportion, assign (allot), diffuse, disburse (distribute) …   Law dictionary

  • deal out — phrasal verb Word forms deal out : present tense I/you/we/they deal out he/she/it deals out present participle dealing out past tense dealt out past participle dealt out 1) [intransitive/transitive] same as deal I, 1) He dealt all the cards out.… …   English dictionary

  • deal out — verb administer or bestow, as in small portions administer critical remarks to everyone present dole out some money shell out pocket money for the children deal a blow to someone the machine dispenses soft drinks • Syn: ↑distribute, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • deal out — Synonyms and related words: accord, administer, afford, align, allocate, allot, allow, apportion, array, award, bestow, bestow on, bestrew, broadcast, circumfuse, collocate, communicate, compose, confer, deal, diffract, diffuse, disburse, dish,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Deal Out — Omit giving a card or cards to a hand in regular turn during the deal …   The official rules of card games glossary

  • deal out — / di:l aυt/ noun sales promotion to consumers …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • deal out again — index redistribute Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deal out anew — index reapportion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make a big deal out of something — make a big deal (out) of (something) (or make (something) into a big deal) : to treat (something) as very important or too important The girl s song was far from perfect, but her parents made a big deal of it, and she was very happy. Don t make… …   Useful english dictionary

  • did not make a big deal out of — did not blow anything out of proportion, did not make a fuss about …   English contemporary dictionary

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