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resort to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with resort   /rɪˈzɔːt/ us    /-ˈzɔːrt/
C2 to do something that you do not want to do because you cannot find any other way of achieving something: I had to resort to violence/threats to get my money. [+ -ing verb] When she didn't answer the phone, I resorted to calling up to her from the street.
Translations of “resort to sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (別無辦法的情況下)訴諸,依靠,採用…
in Chinese (Simplified) (别无办法的情况下)诉诸,依靠,采用…
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