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English definition of “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
(Definition of resort noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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