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[verb ree-reed; noun ree-reed] /verb riˈrid; noun ˈriˌrid/
verb (used with object), reread
[ree-red] /riˈrɛd/ (Show IPA),
rereading [ree-ree-ding] /riˈri dɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
to read (something) again.
the act of reading something again.
Origin of reread
re- + read1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This was not so, though, as all the critics had read and re-read the piece.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • With that the girl ran to her room and there re-read the letter she had received.

  • Sometimes these re-read letters did Richling good; not always.

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • In the evening, at his fireside, he drew it out again and re-read it.

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • He re-read the score, set it going on the organ, then picked up the tam-tam.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for re-read


verb (transitive) -reads, -reading, -read
to read (something) again
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for re-read

also reread, 1782, from re- + read (v.). Related: Re-reading. As a noun, from 1973.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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