As Ethan was preparing to go to sleep, he wondered if the same flying dream would recur that night.
An example of recur is to have the same dream three nights in a row.
intransitive verb-·curred′, -·cur′ring
- to have recourse (to)
- to return, as in thought, talk, or memory: recurring to an earlier question
- to occur again, as in talk or memory; come up again for consideration
- to happen or occur again, esp. after some lapse of time; appear at intervals
Origin of recurClassical Latin recurrere, literally , to run back, return from re-, back + currere, to run: see course
intransitive verbre·curred, re·cur·ring, re·curs
- To happen or occur again or repeatedly: The pain recurred after eating.
- To return to one's attention or memory: The thought recurred to her late at night.
- To return in thought or discourse: He recurred to the subject right after dinner.
- Archaic To have recourse; resort: “When … direct taxes are not necessary, they will not be recurred to” ( James Madison )
Origin of recurLatin recurrere re- re- currere to run ; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present recurs, present participle recurring, simple past and past participle recurred)
From Latin recurro (“run back")