resort

The noun resort means "turning to something or someone else for assistance." You tried everything to figure out your math homework on your own, so asking your dad for help was your last resort.

Resort, pronounced "re-ZORT," is also a verb that means "to adopt a course of action to improve your situation." It's when you use that last resort: if you can't convince your mom to let you go rock-climbing, you will resort to begging. Resort also means a fancy hotel, usually in a very scenic location, or a place you go often — when your friends didn't know where you were, they checked your resorts: the gym and the park.

Definitions of resort
  1. verb
    have recourse to
    “The government resorted to rationing meat”
    synonyms: fall back, recur
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    type of:
    apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize
    put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
  2. noun
    act of turning to for assistance
    “an appeal to his uncle was his last resort
    synonyms: recourse, refuge
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    type of:
    aid, assist, assistance, help
    the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
  3. noun
    something or someone turned to for assistance or security
    synonyms: recourse, refuge
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    types:
    shadow
    refuge from danger or observation
    type of:
    resource
    a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed
  4. noun
    a hotel located in a resort area
    synonyms: holiday resort, resort hotel
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    types:
    dude ranch
    a holiday resort offering ranch activities (riding and camping)
    honeymoon resort
    a resort that caters to newlyweds
    ski resort
    a resort with lodging and facilities for skiing
    type of:
    hotel
    a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
  5. noun
    a frequently visited place
    synonyms: hangout, haunt, repair, stamping ground
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    types:
    gathering place
    a favorite haunt where people gather
    type of:
    area, country
    a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
  6. verb
    move, travel, or proceed toward some place
    synonyms: repair
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    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
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