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English verb: recur

1. recur (change) happen or occur again

SamplesThis is a recurring story.


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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