resort to

phrasal verb

resorted to; resorting to; resorts to
: to do or use (something) especially because no other choices are possible
He had to resort to asking his parents for money.

Examples of resort to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some people have resorted to ordering the drugs online or through compounding pharmacies, both of which can be a gamble. Andrea Kane, CNN, 15 Feb. 2024 Many disabled people on the continent are hidden from society by their families but others are forced to resort to begging as their only means of survival. Gus Alexiou, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 As a teenager, Blanco ran away from home to escape her mother’s abuse, resorting to pickpocketing to survive on the streets of Medellín. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 10 Feb. 2024 And about 75 percent of Texans support bringing casino-style resorts to the state, according to a poll from January 2023. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 9 Feb. 2024 Ultraviolet Lamps and Bulbs People at high risk of vitamin D deficiency may resort to UV-emitting lamps and bulbs. Ella Quittner, Health, 9 Feb. 2024 Grand Targhee Resort was the first resort to open on Friday, while Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area, Silver Mountain Resort and Schweitzer all plan to open on Thanksgiving. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Social security benefits have been cut 20 percent since 1996, with reports of some widows resorting to shoplifting. Richard Katz, Foreign Affairs, 31 Jan. 2024 Elmore and his colleagues have resorted to streaming programs online. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2024 See More

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“Resort to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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