They like to got dealt with

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kingston_123

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After he and Craig saved themselves from drive-by, Smokey phoned to Big Worm in the midnight:

Smokey: Yeah, I got your money. I don't appreciate you sending your punk-a**, bust-a**...Jheri-curl-a** friends to shoot at me and my homey. They like to got dealt with.
Big Worm: Don't be calling here like you some straight up G...because I'll cut your ba**s off and hand them to you, partner.

What is the meaning of "They like to got dealt with"? I was confused because the sentence ends with "with". please help me.

Source: Friday 1995
 
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Dealt with means "taken care of (so that they are no longer a threat)". I'm not sure about the nuance of the dialect form like to. It may mean "probably".
 

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It means something more like 'nearly' or 'almost'. The dialects I've heard it in often include 'have' after 'like to', particularly with a negation.

I like to have never got that taken care of = I nearly wasn't able to finish the task.

I confess I use the construction myself from time to time.
 
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