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English definition of “resort to sth”

resort to sth

phrasal verb with resort     /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.Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
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