Meaning of “resort to something” in the English Dictionary

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"resort to something" in American English

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resort to something

/rɪˈzɔrt ˌtu, -tə/
phrasal verb with resort verb

to do or use something because it is the only thing available:

There’s hope the countries will reach a settlement without resorting to armed conflict.

(Definition of “resort to something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)