dealed vs dealt : Common Errors in English

About dealed vs dealt

The standard past tense of “deal” is not “dealed” but “dealt.” The only exception is the rhyming expression “wheeled and dealed,” which is not formal English.

dealt Meaning(s)

  • (n) a particular instance of buying or selling
  • (n) an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
  • (n) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  • (n) a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
  • (n) wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
  • (n) the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
  • (n) the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)
  • (n) the act of distributing playing cards
  • (n) the act of apportioning or distributing something
  • (v) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
  • (v) take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
  • (v) take action with respect to (someone or something)
  • (v) come to terms with
  • (v) administer or bestow, as in small portions
  • (v) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
  • (v) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  • (v) behave in a certain way towards others
  • (v) distribute cards to the players in a game
  • (v) direct the course of; manage or control
  • (v) give out as one's portion or share
  • (v) give (a specific card) to a player
  • (v) sell

dealt in News

  1. Two School Board members replaced in Hanover, supervisor retires from traffic guard job

    Hanover County Supervisor Elton J. Wade Sr. dealt with two controversies on Wednesday night, retiring from his $41.25-an-hour traffic guard job, and fulfilling an eight-year-old commitment to appoint
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

  2. Adam 'Pacman' Jones arrest: 911 call released in assault case

    Adam "Pacman" Jones has dealt with a number of legal issues throughout his NFL career, and the latest is an assault charge that stems from the Bengals cornerback allegedly punching a 34-year-old woman. Shannon Wesley is the reported victim, and she says that Jones had a dispute with her and her friend. Jones was quick to defend himself on Twitter in the altercation. The official call to 911 has ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: SB Nation

  3. Two fires quickly dealt with; Not related

    Two fire calls within 90 minutes of each other in West Seattle were quickly dealt with the morning of June 10, The first was a debris pile that caught fire (unknown cause) in the 8800 block of 20th SW. Units arrived and resolved the matter. Then a call about 10 minutes to 11am in the 8600 block of 13th SW sent units out again. This time it was less clear but Operations Chief Tamilyn Nigretto on ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: West Seattle Herald

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