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Topic: TOURISM

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: resortir 'to come back, resort', from sortir 'to go out'

resort

1 noun
     
re‧sort1 W3 [countable]
1DLT a place where a lot of people go for holidays
seaside/beach/ski etc resort
Aspen, a ski resort in Colorado
Lagoon Reef is one of the best resort hotels.
2

last/final resort

what you will do if everything else fails
as a last resort
Drug treatment should only be used as a last resort.
of last resort
a weapon of last resort
in the last resort British English
Economic sanctions will be used only in the last resort.
3

first resort

what you will do first before you try other things:
In the past, your family was the first resort when looking for a job.
4

resort to something

formal when you must use or depend on something because nothing better is available
without resort to something
We hope they will be able to resolve the situation without resort to force.
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