resort


resort
re|sort1 W3 [rıˈzo:t US -o:rt] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: resortir 'to come back, resort', from sortir 'to go out']
1.) a place where a lot of people go for holidays
seaside/beach/ski etc resort
Aspen, a ski resort in Colorado
Lagoon Reef is one of the best resort hotels.
2.) last/final resort
what you will do if everything else fails
as a last resort
Drug treatment should only be used as a last resort.
of last resort
a weapon of last resort
in the last resort BrE
Economic sanctions will be used only in the last resort.
3.) first resort
what you will do first before you try other things
In the past, your family was the first resort when looking for a job.
4.) resort to sth
formal when you must use or depend on something because nothing better is available
without resort to sth
We hope they will be able to resolve the situation without resort to force.
resort 2
resort2 v
resort to [resort to sth] phr v
to do something bad, extreme, or difficult because you cannot think of any other way to deal with a problem
Officials fear that extremists may resort to violence .
resort to doing sth
Vets have had to resort to killing the animals.

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  • resort — resort, re sort The verb and noun resort (pronounced ri zawt) has a wide range of meanings. Re sort (with hyphen and pronounced ree sawt) is a verb meaning ‘to sort again or differently’. resource, resort, recourse 1. The three words all have to… …   Modern English usage

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  • resort — n *resource, expedient, shift, makeshift, stopgap, substitute, surrogate Analogous words: see those at RESOURCE 2 resort vb Resort, refer, apply, go, turn are comparable when they mean to betake oneself or to have recourse when in need of help or …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • resort — [ri zôrt′] vi. [ME resorten < OFr resortir < re , again + sortir, to go out: see SORTIE] 1. to go; esp., to go often, customarily, or generally 2. to have recourse; go or turn (to) for use, help, support, etc. [to resort to harsh measures]… …   English World dictionary

  • resort — (n.) late 14c., that to which one has recourse for aid or assistance, from O.Fr. resort resource, help, back formation from resortir to resort, lit. to go out again, from re again + sortir go out (see SORTIE (Cf. sortie)). Meaning place people go …   Etymology dictionary

  • resort — ► VERB (resort to) ▪ turn to and adopt (a strategy or course of action) so as to resolve a difficult situation. ► NOUN 1) a place frequented for holidays or recreation. 2) the action of resorting to something. 3) a strategy or course of action. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • Resort — Re*sort , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Resorted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Resorting}.] [OF. resortir to withdraw, take refuge, F. ressortir to be in the jurisdiction, LL. resortire; pref. re re + L. sortiri to draw lots, obtain by lot, from sors lot. See {Sort} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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