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English verb: recur

1. recur (change) happen or occur again


SamplesThis is a recurring story.


Synonymsrepeat


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place


Narrower (hyponym)cycle, iterate

2. recur (communication) return in thought or speech to something


Synonymsgo back


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)come back, hark back, recall, return

3. recur (social) have recourse to


SamplesThe government resorted to rationing meat.


Synonymsfall back, resort


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize









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