(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. gather, flock, frequent; turn to; have recourse to. —n. haunt, meeting place; refuge, resource. See use, abode, amusement.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A relief in the face of difficulty]
Syn. expedient, shift, makeshift, stopgap, substitute, surrogate, resource, device, refuge, recourse, hope, relief, possibility, opportunity, option.
2. [A place for rest or amusement]
Syn. vacation spot, hotel, retreat.
Resorts include: seaside, mountain, curative-bath, spa, health camp, rest, camping, skiing, sports, winter, lake, summer, gambling, amusement park, night club, restaurant, dance hall, club, watering place*; see also hotel , lodge , motel .
as a last resort,
Syn. in desperation, lastly, in the end; see finally 2 .
Syn.- resort , qualified as by last , is usually used of a final resource toward which one turns for aid in time of need or emergency [ we'll take the bus as a last resort] ; expedient refers to something used to effect a deSired end, specif. to something used as a substitute for the usual means [ the daybed served as a useful expedient for unexpected guests ] ; makeshift applies to a quick expedient and, as a somewhat derogatory term, connotes an inferior substitute, carelessness, etc. [ we used a crate as a makeshift for a table ] ; stopgap refers to a person or thing serving as a temporary substitute or expedient, to be replaced when the usual agent is available again [ he's just a stopgap until a New manager is appointed ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
vacation spot, hotel, motel, *tourist trap, mineral springs, park, club, retreat.
turn to, use, utilize, take up, employ, have recourse to.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To look to when in need: apply, go, refer, repair2, run, turn. Idioms: fall back on (or upon), have recourse to. See USED. 2. To visit regularly: frequent, hang around, haunt, repair2. Slang: hang out. See PLACE. II noun 1. A frequently visited place: haunt, rendezvous, stamping ground. Slang: hangout. See PLACE, REPETITION. 2. That to which one turns for help when in desperation: recourse, refuge, resource. See HELP.

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