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      vb   intr  
1    usually foll by: to   to have recourse (to) for help, use, etc.  
to resort to violence     
2    to go, esp. often or habitually; repair  
to resort to the beach     
3    a place to which many people go for recreation, rest, etc.  
a holiday resort     
4    the use of something as a means, help, or recourse  
5    the act of going to a place, esp. for recreation, rest, etc.  
6    last resort   the last possible course of action open to one  
     (C14: from Old French resortir to come out again, from re- + sortir to emerge)  
  resorter      n  

lender of last resort  
      n   the central bank of a country with authority for controlling its banking system  
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1    avail oneself of, bring into play, employ, exercise, fall back on, have recourse to, look to, make use of, turn to, use, utilize  
2    frequent, go, haunt, head for, repair, visit  
3    haunt, holiday centre, refuge, retreat, spot, tourist centre, watering place     (Brit.)  
4    alternative, chance, course, expedient, hope, possibility, recourse, reference  

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