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


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

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For all of its trendiness and of-the-moment-ness, fashion can sometimes feel absent from time or a champion for the flattening of it, constantly repeating itself, rehashing its best ideas, reanimating itself over and over again. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Fall Runways Are Full of Bewitching Clothes, So Let’s Explore Fashion’s Obsession With Horror," 27 Mar. 2019 Wednesday’s arguments primarily rehashed the trial’s closing arguments. Hilary Krieger, WSJ, "Harvard, Nonprofit Alleging Discrimination Face Off for Final Time in Boston Courtroom," 14 Feb. 2019 But Baldwin focuses too much attention on his own relationship with the SNL star, cornering her into calling him her best scene partner and rehashing their time playing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the sketch show during the 2016 election. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: Alec Baldwin previews lackluster 'Sunday Nights' talk show," 5 Mar. 2018 That would have been better than just rehashing the pathetic Hungary-bashing coming from Brussels. WSJ, "Hungarians Would Provide Different Views on Orban," 17 Aug. 2018 In contrast, the designers who rehashed trends or showed unimaginative streetwear didn’t leave much of an impression. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The Designers to Watch and the Trends to Know From Shanghai Fashion Week," 18 Oct. 2018 Leach and Petersen don’t cross paths often outside of the annual rivalry game, but the UW coach rehashed a comical non-Apple Cup encounter with his WSU counterpart during Monday’s media availability. Theo Lawson, The Seattle Times, "A sweet Apple Cup: ‘Why can’t you be more like the Petersen boy?’," 20 Nov. 2018 Conversations in the morning might need to be rehashed at a later point., "We can’t afford to replace empathy with apathy," 10 July 2018 The president also rehashed his recent summits with Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Trump defends Russia and North Korea meetings, attacks 'overrated' Bob Casey at Pennsylvania rally," 2 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Despite being mechanical rehashes, both modes sport entirely new subplots. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Review: Yakuza Kiwami 2 gets cleaned up for PS4," 28 Aug. 2018 King, with about $176,000 cash in the bank, put up his first television ad in the final days before the election (which, as Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman noted, was largely a rehash of a 2014 ad). Ella Nilsen, Vox, "Republican Rep. Steve King hangs on to his seat, but just barely," 7 Nov. 2018 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

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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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an act or instance of returning to life

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