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Definition of recur verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

recur

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈkɜː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkɜːr//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recur
BrE BrE//rɪˈkɜː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkɜːr//
 
he / she / it recurs
BrE BrE//rɪˈkɜːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkɜːrz//
 
past simple recurred
BrE BrE//rɪˈkɜːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkɜːrd//
 
past participle recurred
BrE BrE//rɪˈkɜːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkɜːrd//
 
-ing form recurring
BrE BrE//rɪˈkɜːrɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkɜːrɪŋ//
 
 
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to happen again or a number of times This theme recurs several times throughout the book. a recurring illness/problem/nightmare, etc. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘return to’): from Latin recurrere, from re- ‘again, back’ + currere ‘run’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: recur