Definition of recur
1 : to have recourse : resort
2 : to go back in thought or discourse on recurring to my letters of that date — Thomas Jefferson
3a : to come up again for considerationb : to come again to mind
4 : to occur again after an interval : occur time after time the cancer recurred
recurrenceplay \-ˈkər-ən(t)s, -ˈkə-rən(t)s\ noun
Examples of recur in a Sentence
There is only a slight chance that the disease will recur.
The same problem keeps recurring.
Recent Examples of recur from the Web
Lima, who joined last season as a series regular, has been bumped down to recurring for season three.
In Selma, about 100 pages later, the question recurs: the image shows a flat, barren geometry of a monochromatic street bifurcated by a vivid telephone pole.
Think back to the Kings 116-98 loss to Milwaukee, when the Bucks were all too at home at Golden 1 Center, laughing their way to victory as recurring Sacramento villains Jason Terry and Spencer Hawes took extra glee in needling Kings fans.
For people with a disorder called cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS), unpredictable episodes of severe vomiting can go on for days and recur at least multiple times a year, sometimes as often as several times a month.
The operating budget calls for $1 million in recurring funds to buy new books and other collection materials for the library system.
Welcome to Girl on the Rise, our recurring interview series featuring our favorite newcomers on the verge of stardom.
Terrorism analysts have noted several recurring themes in Hamza bin Laden's audio postings that distinguish his Islamist militant philosophy from the views expressed by both his father and putative al-Qaida leader Zawahiri.
Junior pitcher Miranda Viramontes earned the Game 1 start for Utah even though she was hampered by a recurring back injury.
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RECUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recur for English Language Learners
: to happen or appear again : to occur again
RECUR Defined for Kids
Definition of recur for Students
: to occur or appear again The fever recurred.
Medical Definition of recur
: to occur again after an interval a disease likely to recur
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