From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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resortre‧sort1 /rɪˈzɔːt $ -ɔːrt/ ●●○ W3 noun 1 DLT[countable] a place where a lot of people go for holidaysseaside/beach/ski etc resort Aspen, a ski resort in Colorado Lagoon Reef is one of the best resort hotels.2 last/final resort3 first resort4 resort to somethingCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + resorta tourist resortThere are plans to turn the town into a tourist resort.a seaside/beach resortWe stayed in a relaxed beach resort on the east coast.a mountain resortmountain resorts in Coloradoa lakeside resortthe popular lakeside resort of Lake Comoa holiday resortBenidorm is a terrific holiday resort.a ski resortThe lack of snow is causing problems for ski resorts.a health resortWe booked ourselves into a health resort for a weekend of pure indulgence.a popular resortThe popular seaside resort of Brighton is 40 minutes away.a lively resortIt is a lively resort with plenty of bars and cafés.a bustling resort (=lively and full of people)The hotel is right in the middle of this bustling resort.a fashionable resortHastings was a once fashionable resort.resort + NOUNa resort town/area/centreThey're only a five minute stroll away from the main resort centre with all its bars, restaurants and nightlife.a resort hotelThere are plans for a major resort hotel and golf course to be built.a resort complex (=a group of buildings, or a large building with many parts)Club Hotel is part of a resort complex offering a range of facilities.
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resortThat Government were able to carry through virtually all that legislation with hardly any resort to guillotine motions.When they run out of established holidays, resorts just make up their own.In buildings of more than two storeys, wait for the fire brigade, and jump only as a last resort.Residential care should not be used as a last resort.But there is a real danger that lucky resorts will be fully booked within hours of a good dump.It does not deal directly with possession of weapons, nor with the legitimacy of resort to war in the first place.Acapulco is one of Mexico's most popular resorts.Lift tickets at most ski resorts are about $30 to $40 a day.We were joined there by George and Marion and we all went off to a skiing resort called Gargellen.This was not the resort of my dreams.seaside/beach/ski etc resortA railway link came to be essential for a seaside resort.Breckenridge Ski Resort has 17 lifts and more than 130 trails.Days 10-15 Mombasa 5 days in the glorious beach resort of Mombasa in the hotel of your choice.If your summer vacation plans need a lift, consider the ski resorts.The house is situated in the seaside resort of St. Anne's-on-Sea in Lancashire and is only a short walk from the beach.Most airlines offer packages, and a travel agent or the ski resort you have chosen can help you find others.Waterman ski resorts, two gems in Southern California skiing, have new owners.Days 12-15 Mombasa At leisure in your beach resort.
resortresort2 ●○○ verb resort to something→ See Verb table
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resortIn 1981 the government had to resort to crash purchases of kerosene to meet shortages.People become so desperate to make contact with beasts and fowl that they resort to going on nature trails.With high demand and continuing short supply, Schofield said vintners are resorting to other measures.He thinks some states and cities will resort to pump-priming their economies with spending on things like roads, airports and waste-management.Coelenterates will resort to territorial squabbles in the aquarium just as they do in the wild.Merrill felt that students resort to these tactics when they see no other way to address the problem.Socrates finds satisfying, gut-wrenching answers to these and other universal questions without resorting to violence or to 911.
From King Business Dictionaryresortre‧sort1 /rɪˈzɔːt-ɔːrt/ verb resort to something→ See Verb tableresortresort2 noun [countable]TRAVEL a place where a lot of people go for holidaysIt is now the country’s most popular beach resort.Origin resort1 (1300-1400) Old French resortir to come back, resort, from sortir to go out