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resort

re·sort

resort

 
 
pronunciation:
rih zort
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: resorted, resorting, resorts
definition 1: to go or turn to for help or remedy, often as one's last recourse.
He resorted to gambling in an attempt to get enough money to pay back his debt.Those shipwrecked passengers who resorted to drinking seawater became very ill.
synonyms:
turn
similar words:
avail oneself of, look, repair
definition 2: to go to or attend frequently or by habit.
similar words:
betake, frequent, haunt, patronize, repair
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place providing facilities for rest and relaxation to those on vacation.
 
definition 2: appeal to someone or something, as for help; recourse.
synonyms:
recourse
definition 3: a person or thing that is approached for help.
synonyms:
help, recourse
similar words:
refuge
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