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RECUR (recurred, recurring)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does recur mean? 

RECUR (verb)
  The verb RECUR has 3 senses:

1. happen or occur again
2. return in thought or speech to something
3. have recourse to

  Familiarity information: RECUR used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECUR (verb)


Sense 1recur [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Happen or occur again

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

recur; repeat

Context example:

This is a recurring story

Hypernyms (to "recur" is one way to...):

come about; fall out; go on; hap; happen; occur; pass; pass off; take place (come to pass)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "recur"):

iterate (run or be performed again)

cycle (recur in repeating sequences)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2recur [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Return in thought or speech to something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

recur; go back

Hypernyms (to "recur" is one way to...):

come back; hark back; recall; return (go back to something earlier)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3recur [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have recourse to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

resort; recur; fall back

Context example:

The government resorted to rationing meat

Hypernyms (to "recur" is one way to...):

apply; employ; use; utilise; utilize (put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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