re run

rerun

[v. ree-ruhn; n. ree-ruhn]
verb (used with object), reran, rerun, rerunning.
1.
to run again.
noun
2.
the act of rerunning.
3.
a showing of a motion picture or television program after its initial run, usually some months or years later.
4.
the motion picture or television program being shown again.
5.
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:
1795–1805; re- + run

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rerun
 
vb , -runs, -running, -ran
1.  to broadcast or put on (a film, play, series, etc) again
2.  to run (a race, etc) again
 
n
3.  a film, play, series, etc, that is broadcast or put on again; repeat
4.  a race that is run again
5.  computing the repeat of a part of a computer program

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rerun
1804, in ref. to races, from re- "back, again" + run (q.v.). The noun, in ref. to filmed television, is recorded from 1934.
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