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
My friend Julie Schott of Elle.com even has a recurring Instagram Story thread called #PoopTalk.
The most promising new treatment for recurring C. diff infections is fecal microbiota transplantation — infusing beneficial intestinal bacteria into patients to compete with C. diff, according to the study.
Earnhardt announced his retirement to take place after the 2017 NASCAR season because of recurring injuries and also his off-the-track interests.
Drivers must bid for a limited number of special permits, as well as pay a slew of taxes and recurring fees that can more than double the cost of car ownership.
A recurring answer was that people just interpreted the question itself differently.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended imports of fresh beef from Brazil, citing recurring safety concerns.
Sex abuse in Olympic sports has been a recurring problem for years, most recently with the case of Larry Nassar, the former team physician for USA Gymnastics facing 12 criminal charges of sexual assault of children in Michigan.
Fake news and ad blocking were other recurring themes throughout the week-long conference.
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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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