[verb ree-ruhn; noun ree-ruhn]
- to run again.
- the act of rerunning.
- a showing of a motion picture or television program after its initial run, usually some months or years later.
- the motion picture or television program being shown again.
- Informal. a person or thing that is merely a restatement or imitation of something familiar; rehash: The plot is just a rerun of every other spy story.
Origin of rerun
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Examples from the Web for rerun
The specter of a potential Tea Party-fueled, Todd Akin rerun in the Georgia Senate race is nearly dead.Tea Party Flops in Georgia Senate Race
May 19, 2014
They did hundreds of episodes of that show, but that one seems to rerun the most.‘Hocus Pocus’ Turns 20: Meet the Voice Behind Binx the Talking Cat
October 31, 2013
This will not and cannot be a rerun of the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq.What To Do In Syria
June 28, 2013
The obvious aim is to blame Obama and the Democrats and rerun the 2010 elections in 2014.Tea-Fueled Republican Resistance Compels Barack Obama To Keep Running
March 16, 2013
Get those nachos ready and settle in for a rerun of The Daily Beast-certified best Super Bowl commercials.The 15 Best Super Bowl 2013 Commercials (VIDEO)
February 4, 2013
Even the inner workings of the critical parts have been run and rerun.The Scarlet Lake Mystery
Harold Leland Goodwin
I didn't see the actual—I didn't see the—but they rerun it that Sunday.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- to broadcast or put on (a film, play, series, etc) again
- to run (a race, etc) again
- a film, play, series, etc, that is broadcast or put on again; repeat
- a race that is run again
- computing the repeat of a part of a computer program
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Word Origin and History for rerun
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