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refuge, resort, recourse
n. act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
resort, refuge, recourse
n. something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
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resort, repair
v. move, travel, or proceed toward some place; "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"
fall back, recur, resort
v. have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"
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escapism, escape
n. an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy; "romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"; "his alcohol problem was a form of escapism"
supplication, prayer
n. the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); "the priest sank to his knees in prayer"
screening
n. testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics
cure
v. make (substances) hard and improve their usability; "cure resin"; "cure cement"; "cure soap"
relieve, remedy
v. provide relief for; "remedy his illness"
square up, square
v. make square; "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"
freshen up, renovate, refurbish
v. make brighter and prettier; "we refurbished the guest wing"; "My wife wants us to renovate"
renew, regenerate
v. reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"
restitute, renovate
v. restore to a previous or better condition; "They renovated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel"
invigorate, quicken
v. give life or energy to; "The cold water invigorated him"
redo, reconstruct, remodel
v. do over, as of (part of) a house; "We are remodeling these rooms"
rectify
v. convert into direct current; "rectify alternating current"
recondition
v. bring into an improved condition; "He reconditioned the old appliances"
rejuvenate
v. make younger or more youthful; "The contact with his grandchildren rejuvenated him"
plumb
v. examine thoroughly and in great depth
make up, patch up, settle, conciliate, reconcile
v. come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
rig
v. connect or secure to; "They rigged the bomb to the ignition"
sew together, run up, stitch, sew
v. fasten by sewing; do needlework
act
v. be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
retire, withdraw, adjourn
v. break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
right
v. put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
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damage
v. suffer or be susceptible to damage; "These fine china cups damage easily"
break
v. find a flaw in; "break an alibi"; "break down a proof"
ruin, destroy
v. destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
break apart, break up, take apart, dismantle, disassemble
v. take apart into its constituent pieces
resort
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