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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 ​statedpurpose: 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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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 ​autocraticmeasures 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 ​methodsfail: As a last resort, ​savers could always ​open an ​ISA with their ​currentbank or ​buildingsociety. Experts say ​warninglabels are a last resort when a ​hazard can't be ​designed out of a ​product.
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“resort” in British English

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