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From Latin recurrō (run back)

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recur (third-person singular simple present recurs, present participle recurring, simple past and past participle recurred)

  1. (now rare) To have recourse (to) someone or something for assistance, support etc.
    • 1891, Murfree, Mary Noailles, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska, published 2005, page 43:
      She only replied with a laugh, and he evidently deemed futile the bid for sympathy on the score of religious or irreligious fellowship, for he recurred to it no more.
  2. (intransitive) To happen again.
    The theme of the prodigal son recurs later in the third act.
  3. (intransitive, computing) To recurse.

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