resort to sth Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "resort to sth" - English Dictionary

See all translations

resort to sth

phrasal verb with resort uk   /rɪˈzɔːt/  us   /-ˈzɔːrt/ verb
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…
(Definition of resort to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of resort to sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “resort to sth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
meme

an idea, image, video, etc. that is spread very quickly on the internet

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More