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"resort to sth" in British English

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resort to sth

phrasal verb with resort uk   /rɪˈzɔːt/  us   /-ˈzɔːrt/ 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)

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resort to sth

phrasal verb with resort uk   us   /rɪˈzɔːt/ 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)
Translations of “resort to sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) (别无办法的情况下)诉诸,依靠,采用…
in Chinese (Traditional) (別無辦法的情況下)訴諸,依靠,採用…
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