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resort

noun
 
 
/rɪˈzɔːt/
[C] COMMERCE a place where people go for a holiday: a tourist/holiday/vacation resort He developed popular tourist resorts, including Caneel Bay on St John and Mauna Kea Hotel in Hawaii. a seaside/beach/ski resort
[C or U] the fact of doing something in a particular situation because there is no other way of achieving something: resort to sth A resort to more autocratic measures could be disastrous.
first resort used for talking about the first thing that you think of doing or using in a situation: Diplomacy ought to be our first resort. I'm not advocating detention as a first resort.
last resort used for talking about something that you only think of doing or using if all other methods fail: As a last resort, savers could always open an ISA with their current bank or building society. Experts say warning labels are a last resort when a hazard can't be designed out of a product. →  See also lender of last resort
Translations of “resort”
in Korean 휴양지, 리조트…
in Arabic مُنْتَجَع…
in Portuguese balneário, estância…
in Catalan complex turístic…
in Japanese 行楽地, リゾート地…
in Italian località…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地方, 渡假勝地, 旅遊勝地…
in Russian курорт…
in Turkish tatil beldesi, sayfiye yeri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地方, 度假胜地, 旅游胜地…
in Polish kurort…
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