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"resort to sth" in British English

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resort to sth

phrasal verb with resort uk /rɪˈzɔːt/ us /rɪˈzɔːrt/ 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.

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

"resort to sth" in Business English

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resort to sth

phrasal verb with resort uk /rɪˈzɔːt/ us verb

to do something that you do not want to do because you cannot find any other way of achieving something:

The company could decide to resort to litigation.

(Definition of “resort to sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)