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rerun

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verb re·run \(ˌ)rē-ˈrən\

Simple Definition of rerun

  • : to show (a television program or movie) again

  • : to do or run (something) again

Full Definition of rerun

re·ranplay \-ˈran\re·runre·run·ning

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to run again or anew

Examples of rerun

  1. Last week's show is being rerun tomorrow night.

  2. They reran the race, but the result was the same.

  3. He reran the software on my computer.



1804

First Known Use of rerun

1804


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rerun

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noun re·run \ˈrē-ˌrən, (ˌ)rē-ˈ\

Simple Definition of rerun

  • : a television program or movie that is shown again

  • : an occurrence in which something happens or is done again

Full Definition of rerun

  1. :  the act or action or an instance of rerunning :  repetition; especially :  a movie or television show that is rerun

Examples of rerun

  1. She spent her vacation watching summer reruns.



Circa 1934

First Known Use of rerun

circa 1934


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