resort to sth

resort to sth
UK US resort to sth
Phrasal Verb with resort({{}}/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.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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