re·​hash | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhash How to pronounce rehash (audio) \
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 How to pronounce rehash (audio) \

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

Verb You're just rehashing the same argument all over again.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb These are quick 30-seconds ads, at most, that rehash some of the events in the previous trailers. Chris Smith, BGR, 22 Nov. 2021 But, with the investigators aboard, there is no easy way for the officers and crew to rehash things, learn lessons and move forward. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Afterlife is another example of how 'never let go' nostalgic fandom has created a need to both rehash previously successful franchises and treat those films as modern mythologies of utmost importance. Tyler Aquilina,, 9 Oct. 2021 With October glory on the line, La Russa doesn’t have the time or inclination to rehash old war stories of heated battles with Baker, like the time in 2003 they were caught on WGN-TV swearing at each other from the dugouts at Wrigley Field. Paul Sullivan,, 6 Oct. 2021 The first thing to realize is that meetings are supposed to be a time to discuss, not rehash old ideas or drop a bomb announcing a new initiative. Dr. Ruth Gotian, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 But come fall, when city’s Board of Liquor License Commissioners plans to rehash all of the rules for licensees, officials plan to reevaluate to-go drinks, said Nicholas Blendy, the board’s deputy executive secretary. Christine Condon,, 29 June 2021 This is not to debate the merits of accrual-basis taxation versus deferral or to rehash the utility of a participation exemption regime versus a foreign tax credit regime. Tax Notes Staff, Forbes, 27 May 2021 There are only these grim later seasons, when all that’s left is to rehash the same loops of defiance and despair, in a long and increasingly tiresome stalemate between irreconcilable realities. New York Times, 26 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun So don’t expect a rehash of last year’s electric three-game series between these Big 12 teams. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Jan. 2022 And yet, don't let the familiar faces fool you into thinking this film is just a rehash of past events. Christian Holub,, 6 Dec. 2021 Outside of a sequence that breaks down the walls between the two Colins, the finale feels like a rehash of arguments the show has long since convincingly made. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2021 Bias offered the greatest number of examples, including a rehash of the Dr. Seuss controversy, but the report leaves one with the impression that the task force picked its conclusions first, then went digging for examples to support them. Peter Greene, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 For one night only, fame thirsty men spill the tea on this season of The Bachelorette and rehash petty fights until someone begs them to stop. Lia Beck,, 26 July 2021 But critical opinion is divided on whether the film succeeds in that regard, with those reviews calling the film both a charming sequel and an empty rehash. Tyler Aquilina,, 9 Oct. 2021 That or come up with some new conflicts that don’t feel like a rehash of better (or at least older) seasons. Erik Kain, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021 There will be a gauzy rehash of his remarkable rise nearly 20 years ago, a boy among men, dreadlocks dancing behind him with every leap and twisting trick. New York Times, 23 July 2021

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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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“Rehash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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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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