[ verb ] have recourse to
"The government resorted to rationing meat"
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor...)
The two cities have the examples of Little_Rock and New_Orleans to hold_up as warnings against resorting to violence to try to stop the processes of desegregation .(The Philadelphia Inquirer,...)
That is why the United_Nations was formed so_that intelligent men with good intentions from all countries could meet and solve problems without resorting to war .(Perry Miller "Theodore Parker: Apostasy within Liberalism"...)
The fact is incontestable : that liberal world of Unitarian_Boston was narrow-minded , intellectually sterile , smug , afraid_of the logical consequences of its own mild ventures into iconoclasm , and quite prepared to resort to hysterical repressions when its brittle foundations were threatened .(Glenn Infield, "America's Secret Poison Gas Tragedy"...)
I state categorically that we shall under no circumstances resort to the use of such weapons unless they are first used by our enemies '' .(Richard B. Morris, "Seven Who Set Our Destiny"...)
While he was handling the multi-million-dollar funding operations of the Government he had_to resort to borrowing small sums from friends .
[ noun ] an area where many people go for recreation
Used in print(Sports Age, 24:9...)
And even if they stay in resorts part of the time , they might , if the right salesman gets them in tow , develop a yearning to spice the usual vacation fare with a camping trip into the wide open spaces .