resort to violence
This page is about the collocation resort to violence
collocation pattern: verb + noun
to use violence when other methods have failed
- Many people were killed when soldiers resorted to violence to stop their protest.
- Repressive governments often resort to violence when their hold on power is threatened.
A similar collocation is "resort to (military/brute) force"
The riot police resorted to violence in order to
Contributor: Matt Errey