re·​hash | \(ˌ)rē-ˈhash \
rehashed; rehashing; rehashes

Definition of rehash 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to talk over or discuss again

2 : to present or use again in another form without substantial change or improvement


re·​hash | \ˈrē-ˌhash \

Definition of rehash (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something that is rehashed

2 : the action or process of rehashing

Examples of rehash in a Sentence


You're just rehashing the same argument all over again.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The home of an NBA champion 48 hours after the Finals looks sort of like a honeymoon suite the morning after a wedding: balloons at the door, nachos in the kitchen, friends on the couch, rehashing the previous night’s activities. Lee Jenkins,, "Kevin Durant and the Dagger That Foreshadowed the Broom," 12 June 2018 The lawsuit largely rehashes an ordeal that has been publicly litigated since the center’s eviction. Allegra Hobbs, New York Times, "Gentrification’s Empty Victory," 1 June 2018 Naturally, the hosts gleefully rehashed it for laughs. Tracy Brown,, "Today in Entertainment: John Stamos and wife Caitin McHugh have welcomed a new baby son; Stan Lee is suing his ex-business manager;," 16 Apr. 2018 One of the benefits of having gone through something so specific is the ability to rehash the details with other people who have gone through that same specific thing. Sloane Crosley, The Cut, "The Doctor Is a Woman," 26 Mar. 2018 Naturally, some of Future’s fans have already taken the coinciding date as an opportunity to rehash the formerly betrothed artists’ messy breakup and ensuing court dramas. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Cathartic Symphony of Future’s Beast Mode 2," 6 July 2018 There's a tedium to the sort of repetition that merely rehashes and recycles the same wink-wink barbs that worked the first time around — but also a relatable, even pitiable humanity in the film's desperation to be liked. Jen Yamato,, "Snark conquers all in 'Deadpool 2,' a superhero sequel that's more of the same," 15 May 2018 The federal suit rehashes claims that Nupson made in Montgomery County Orphans’ Court. Bob Fernandez,, "Philly law firm Schnader Harrison, lawyer sued in Middleton brother-sister feud over billions," 26 June 2018 Then there were the many news events of 2017 that don’t need rehashing. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, "A Rattle with Death in Yosemite," 20 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Try a different warehouse The rest of the film is predictable bedlam, with every scene feeling like a rehash of prior films' special effects—only with more familiar stuff on screen at once. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom review: This nonsense has gone full Sharknado," 22 June 2018 Always rehash committee reports and recommendations. Kelly G. Richardson,, "HOA Homefront: Surefire steps to guarantee board meetings will last longer," 7 July 2018 Isn’t the truth that culture advances not through pure acts of novelty or total rehashes of what’s done before, but through blends? Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "The Generosity of Innovation," 28 June 2018 But largely a rehash and yet this dominated for a couple days. Fox News, "N.Y. Times' mea culpa on FBI probe," 21 May 2018 Analysts are split over whether Kim’s statement made with Moon at the DMZ marks a unique opening for progress or a rehash of Pyongyang’s longstanding demand for security guarantees. Eric Talmadge,, "North Korea says US ruining mood of detente ahead of summit," 6 May 2018 Fun Home, Hamilton, and Dear Evan Hansen were here to save us all from the glut of big-budget movie musical adaptations: from soulless cash grabs and creatively empty rehashes of someone else’s story. Constance Grady, Vox, "At this year’s Tonys, winners included angels and Stephen Sondheim. Losers included baby goats.," 11 June 2018 While the first half of the film is a petty perfunctory rehash of 1997’s The Lost World, with poachers rounding up dinosaurs for profit and a little bit of sport, the second half of Fallen Kingdom does something nifty. Richard Lawson, HWD, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," 5 June 2018 Trump is jumping on a rehash of old allegations already dealt with by the IAEA to ‘nix’ the deal. Washington Post, "Israel says documents prove Iran lied about nuclear program," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of rehash


1820, in the meaning defined at sense 2


1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of rehash

: to present (something) again in a slightly different form

: to talk about or discuss (something) again

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