resort(redirected from as a first resort)
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resortverb administer, adopt, apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, call forth, employ, enlist, exercise, fall back upon, have recourse, look to, make use of, practice, press into service, put to use, try, turn to for help, turn to for support, use, utilize
See also: contrivance, device, expedient, refuge, resource, stopgap
RESORT. The authority or jurisdiction of a court. The supreme court of the United States is a court of the last resort.