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rerun

[v. ree-ruhn; n. ree-ruhn] /v. riˈrʌn; n. ˈriˌrʌn/
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
1795-1805; re- + run
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British Dictionary definitions for rerunning

rerun

verb (transitive) (riːˈrʌn) -runs, -running, -ran
1.
to broadcast or put on (a film, play, series, etc) again
2.
to run (a race, etc) again
noun (ˈriːˌrʌn)
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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Word Origin and History for rerunning

rerun

v.

also re-run, 1804, in reference to races, from re- "back, again" + run (v.). The noun, in reference to film, is recorded from 1934; of television programs from 1955. Related: Reran; rerunning.

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