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verb resort pronunciation in British English /rɪˈzɔː(r)t/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyresort
he/she/itresorts
present participleresorting
past tenseresorted
past participleresorted

phrasal verb

resort to

[transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyresort to
he/she/itresorts to
present participleresorting to
past tenseresorted to
past participleresorted to
to do something extreme or unpleasant in order to solve a problem

I think we can solve this problem without resorting to legal action.

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