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"resort" in British English

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resortnoun

uk   /rɪˈzɔːt/  us   /rɪˈzɔːrt/
  • resort noun (PLACE)

B1 [C] a place where many people go for rest, sport, or another stated purpose: a tourist resort a holiday resort a seaside/beach resort a ski resort

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(Definition of resort from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"resort" in American English

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resortnoun [C]

 us   /rɪˈzɔrt/
a place where people can go on vacations to relax or for an activity they enjoy: a ski resort
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"resort" in Business English

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resortnoun

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of resort from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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