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Difference between Deal in something and Deal with something

deal in somethingtrade in a particular commodity:

  • Before shops were common in every village, he dealt in needles, thread, and the like.

deal with something

1. be a customer of a business:

  • I’ve dealt with this firm for twenty years.

2. manage smth.; attend to smth.:

  • There are many difficulties to be dealt with when starting a business.

3. (of a book, etc.) be concerned with smth.; treat a subject:

  • His latest book deals with police methods.