resort to

phrasal verb
resorted to; resorting to; resorts to

Definition of resort to

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

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“Resort to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resort%20to. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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