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recurverb [I]

uk   /rɪˈkɜːr/  us   /-ˈkɝː/ (-rr-)
C2 to ​happen many ​times or to ​happen again: The ​theme of ​freedom recurs ​throughout her writing. If the ​pain/​problem/​trouble, etc. recurs, come and ​see me.

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(Definition of recur from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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recurverb [I]

 us   /rɪˈkɜr/ (-rr-)
to ​happen again or ​happen many ​times: If the ​problem recurs, I’ll ​see my ​doctor about it.
recurrence
noun [C/U]  us   /rɪˈkɜr·əns/
recurring
adjective [not gradable]  us   /rɪˈkɜr·ɪŋ/ (also recurrent,  /rɪˈkɜr·ənt/ )
He ​suffered recurring ​nightmares that someone was ​chasing him.
(Definition of recur from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “recur”
in Spanish repetirse…
in Vietnamese tái diễn…
in Malaysian berulang…
in Thai เกิดขึ้นอีก…
in French se reproduire…
in German wiederkehren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反复出现, 再次发生, 重新产生…
in Turkish tekrarlamak, yinelemek, tekerrür etmek…
in Russian повторяться…
in Indonesian kambuh…
in Chinese (Traditional) 反復出現, 再次發生, 重新産生…
in Polish powtarzać się, nawracać…
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