An example of resort is to turn to stealing to supply one's family with food.
A popular place of resort.
A ski resort.
Raised the money without resort to borrowing.
I would ask him only as a last resort.
To resort to harsh measures.
An example of resort would be any of the Great Wolf Lodge water park resorts.
The government resorted to censorship of the press.
A place of general resort.
To have resort to relatives.
- as the last available means
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of resort
- Middle English resorten to return from Old French resortir to go out again re- re- sortir to go out
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English resorten, from Old French resortir (“to fall back, return, resort, have recourse, appeal"), back-formation from sortir (“to go out").
- French ressort.
- re- +"Ž sort