Word forms: plural , 3rd person singular present
tense re-runs, present participle re-running
, past tense , past participle re-ran
pronunciation note: The spelling rerun is also used. The form re-run is used in the present tense and is also the past participle of the verb. The noun
is pronounced (riːrʌn
). The verb is pronounced (riːrʌn
1. singular noun
If you say
that something is a re-run of
a particular event or experience
, you mean that what happens
now is very similar to what happened in the past
It was the world's second worst air disaster, a horrific re-run of the runway collision
It seems likely that this year will see a re-run of last year's fight over the elementary-school
If someone re-runs
a process or event, they do it or organize
Edit the input text and re-run the software.
He re-ran in his mind his conversation with Smith.
In the re-run he failed to make the final at all, finishing sixth.
The ballot was re-run on Mr Todd's insistence after accusations of malpractice.
Re-run is also a noun.
The opposition has demanded a re-run of parliamentary elections held yesterday.
a film, play, or television programme
means to show
it or put it on again.
They re-ran the World Cup final on a big screen.
5. countable noun
A re-run is a film, play, or television programme that is shown or put on again.
Viewers will have to make do with tired re-runs and second-rate movies.
Thames television announced a re-run of the Benny Hill Show.
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