[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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Related Words for rerunningrecite, rehash, reiterate, echo, renew, restate, replay, imitate, relate, recapitulate, iterate, chime, redo, recur, reform, rehearse, reciprocate, return, quote, reconstruct
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Contemporary Examples of rerunning
It began airing on DirecTV last October, and is now rerunning on NBC.Friday Night's Bright Light
March 13, 2009
- 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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