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 But somehow, producers felt the need to give time and space to Yosef Aborady to rehash one of the most unnecessarily cruel reactions ever seen on the show. Martha Sorren,, "Not Every Bachelorette Man Needs To Tell All," 15 Dec. 2020 China's state media loves to rehash Ma's irresistible rags-to-riches journey from an unemployed school teacher who couldn't code to founder of two of China's biggest tech firms. Fortune, "Jack Ma is the poster child of Chinese tech. Why is Beijing reining him in—again?," 7 Nov. 2020 The Trump campaign felt compelled to rehash in a video the times over the years that the president has condemned the Ku Klux Klan. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "‘I don’t know who Proud Boys are,’ President Trump claims after debate remark," 30 Sep. 2020 The ladies come together for a virtual sit-down to rehash a season of highs and lows. Washington Post, "What to watch on Wednesday: ‘Chef’s Table: BBQ’ on Netflix," 2 Sep. 2020 This hardly tops the list of his remarkable and varied achievements, but David Perlman — the longtime Chronicle science editor who died Friday at age 101 — never sought to rehash the past. John King,, "Chronicle Science Editor David Perlman — scientists and peers revered ‘his smarts and his charm’," 23 June 2020 Bush didn’t rehash any of that history in his statement on Tuesday. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "George W. Bush urges ‘America to examine our tragic failures’ in wake of George Floyd’s ‘brutal suffocation’," 2 June 2020 Indeed, on the day the EU’s executive arm unveiled an unprecedented fiscal package heralding ever greater intergration, a parliamentary hearing on Brexit in London served only to rehash old positions. Ian Wishart,, "EU Has Bigger Problems to Worry About Than Brexit Gridlock," 26 May 2020 Research has shown that a negative event (such as your partner rehashing an old fight) typically has at least three times the impact of a comparable positive event (such as your partner recalling one of your past kindnesses). John Tierney, The Atlantic, "How Not to Tank Your Relationship in Quarantine," 29 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The state agency dismissed the report as a flawed rehash of allegations included in a lawsuit that a federal judge dismissed in May. Matt Sledge,, "Will Louisiana vaccinate prisoners before others? It's a thorny issue in U.S.," 19 Dec. 2020 Much of it, from the hour-long campaign rally speeches to the insults hurled at his opponent, sounded like a rehash of his 2016 campaign. Joe Garofoli,, "Trump leading Biden in key battleground state of Florida," 3 Nov. 2020 But the boldness of imagination keeps this from being another docudrama rehash of the journalistic record. Los Angeles Times, "No matter who wins the election, artists will be called upon to repair a broken nation," 30 Oct. 2020 Don’t rely on the official media rehash, the social media snippets and the talking heads to tell you what happened. Mary Schmich, Star Tribune, "Your campaign home stretch to-do list," 29 Sep. 2020 Boot’s latest is just a rehash of his last column, and the one before that, and even the 30 or so before that. Isaac Schorr, National Review, "Max Boot’s Case for Chinese Empire," 20 Oct. 2020 Don’t rely on the official media rehash, the social media snippets and the talking heads to tell you what happened. Mary Schmich, Star Tribune, "Your campaign home stretch to-do list," 29 Sep. 2020 Several races a day, some drivers racing back-to-back with fewer than 24 hours to rehash plans and recover from the carnage, frustration and elation of the day prior. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "Johnny Aitken, the winningest driver in IMS history, made his name in the Harvest Auto Racing Classic," 3 Oct. 2020 Martin Fritz Huber reviews the book ‘Win at all Costs’ by Matt Hart, apparently a rehash of criticism of the Oregon Project, coach Alberto Salazar and Nike. oregonlive, "On coaches who make all the difference and Hayward Field’s big reveal: Oregon track & field rundown," 2 Oct. 2020

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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. 2021.

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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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