rerun


rerun
I UK [ˈriːˌrʌn] / US [ˈrɪˌrʌn] noun [countable]
Word forms "rerun":
singular rerun plural reruns
1) a programme that is being shown on television again
2) something that happens again in a similar way to before

a rerun of the same old argument

3) a race or competition that happens again, for example because there was no winner the first time

II UK [ˌriːˈrʌn] / US [ˌrɪˈrʌn] / US [ˈrɪrʌn] verb [transitive]
Word forms "rerun":
present tense I/you/we/they rerun he/she/it reruns present participle rerunning past tense reran UK [ˌriːˈræn] / US [ˌrɪˈræn] past participle rerun
1) to show a programme on television again
2) to have a race or competition again with the same people, horses etc
3) to do something again in a similar way to before

English dictionary. 2014.

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