verb (used with object), re·ran, re·run, re·running.

  1. to run again.


  1. the act of rerunning.
  2. a showing of a motion picture or television program after its initial run, usually some months or years later.
  3. the motion picture or television program being shown again.
  4. 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.

verb (riːˈrʌn) -runs, -running or -ran (tr)

  1. to broadcast or put on (a film, play, series, etc) again
  2. to run (a race, etc) again

noun (ˈriːˌrʌn)

  1. a film, play, series, etc, that is broadcast or put on again; repeat
  2. a race that is run again
  3. computing the repeat of a part of a computer program

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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