Definition of rerun in English:

rerun

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
Pronunciation /riːˈrʌn/
  • Show, stage, or perform again.

    ‘she can stop the video and rerun a short sequence’
    • ‘On Wednesday, TV Land is rerunning an episode of Fantasy Island with Phil Silvers as a has-been vaudevillian.’
    • ‘The show is endlessly rerun and has attained classic status.’
    • ‘Now let's just check and see if C-SPAN is rerunning the debate.’
    • ‘I wasn't old enough to care when this appeared first time, so it's really amazing to see BBC Four rerunning this over the next week, with the modern sequel to follow.’
    • ‘Granada Plus is giving us the chance to wallow in nostalgia by rerunning the series each weeknight.’
    • ‘C-Span is rerunning it on Sunday.’
    • ‘The Animal Planet network is rerunning a couple of shows that may be of interest to cartoon fans.’
    • ‘On the TV in front of him, ESP was rerunning a broadcast of the World's Strongest Man competition.’
    • ‘We'd sit through that evening's show and if the first few films were good, we might sit through the start of the second show, which reran the same films.’
    • ‘The cable channel is giving you the chance to catch up on all the groovy episodes by rerunning them in October.’
    • ‘They're rerunning a two-part ‘Biography for Kids’ that Harry did, visiting the set and interviewing the folks behind, in and under the Muppets.’
    • ‘I see that Comedy Central is rerunning the TV version of it on Monday night or Tuesday morning, depending on which time zone you're in.’
    • ‘Don't be surprised to find yourself rerunning some stories long after you thought they'd be forgotten.’
    • ‘We discovered that our local animation channel was rerunning old Bugs Bunny cartoons in the early evening.’
    • ‘Many of these shows rerun constantly on TV and the rest probably should.’
    • ‘If you missed the first part, they are rerunning it this week and don't miss the second part.’
    • ‘When CBS reran the episode six months later, some 40 affiliates refused to air it, and national advertisers shied away from buying ad time, establishing a pattern that remains in effect today.’
    • ‘They're going to rerun all these shows.’
    • ‘Saturday, CNN is rerunning a special show that ran on the 19th to celebrate Larry's 70th birthday.’
    • ‘And speaking of highly recommended, HBO is nearly half way through rerunning the first season of Deadwood, the best western drama ever televised.’
    rebroadcast, rerun, reshow, replay
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noun

Pronunciation /ˈriːrʌn/
  • An event or programme which is run again.

    ‘the World Cup rerun’
    • ‘Adrian watched the characters move across the stage in an early-morning sitcom rerun.’
    • ‘When he didn't, I flipped to a rerun of a game show I used to watch with my parent's as a kid.’
    • ‘Catch a rerun on TV and save your money for other DVDs.’
    • ‘Why pay for the shows when you can watch them in syndicated reruns with about the same quality?’
    • ‘She flipped over the boring news channels and found some old reruns on some local channel.’
    • ‘In Australia, in a match billed as a rerun of the World Cup final just seven months after the event, they lost 15-51.’
    • ‘The establishment politicians want to avoid a rerun of the bitter conflict of last autumn at least until after the summer elections.’
    • ‘If you haven't watched this one, be sure to catch the reruns this summer.’
    • ‘Progressives of today want a rerun of that era and the immediate political battle that ensued back then.’
    • ‘There's nothing good on TV during the summer rerun season anyway.’
    • ‘Every channel though showed the same old reruns and the same news stories.’
    • ‘I submit that we may be seeing yet another rerun of this recurrent pattern.’
    • ‘But the government too came in for a lashing for not doing enough to prevent a rerun of last winter's disasters.’
    • ‘Last week's episode, for example, was a rerun of a classic on stories that make us cringe.’
    • ‘Although the party is not demanding a rerun of the May ballot, they have called on council chiefs to launch a full investigation.’
    • ‘If you missed the film, try and catch a rerun.’
    • ‘Perhaps the endless television reruns of Friends and the Simpsons are beginning to take their toll.’
    • ‘Joanna yelled back, settling down in the family room, watching a sitcom rerun.’
    • ‘Do they show reruns of US shows in the UK?’
    • ‘One hundred years from now, there will be no such things as television reruns.’
    recurrence, reoccurrence, repeat, repetition
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Pronunciation

rerun

Verb/riːˈrʌn/

rerun

Noun/ˈriːrʌn/