recur

[ri-kur]
verb (used without object), recurred, recurring.
1.
to occur again, as an event, experience, etc.
2.
to return to the mind: The idea kept recurring.
3.
to come up again for consideration, as a question.
4.
to have recourse.

Origin:
1610–20; earlier: to recede < Latin recurrere to run back, equivalent to re- re- + currere to run

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recur (rɪˈkɜː)
 
vb , -curs, -curring, -curred
1.  to happen again, esp at regular intervals
2.  (of a thought, idea, etc) to come back to the mind
3.  (of a problem, etc) to come up again
4.  maths (of a digit or group of digits) to be repeated an infinite number of times at the end of a decimal fraction
 
[C15: from Latin recurrere, from re- + currere to run]
 
re'curring
 
adj
 
re'curringly
 
adv

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recur
mid-15c., from L. recurrere "to return, come back," from re- "back, again" + currere "to run" (see current). Originally of persons; application to thoughts, ideas, etc. is recorded from 1704.
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recur re·cur (rĭ-kûr')
v. re·curred, re·cur·ring, re·curs

  1. To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly.

  2. To return to one's attention or memory.

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Example sentences
But he said such diseases may recur later in the same or other areas.
Eating disorders that were considered long overcome would suddenly recur.
The activity commonly dissipates the anger, which may or may not recur
  depending on the cause.
It is a little remarkable, the regularity with which political cycles recur.
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