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 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 So why rehash it on Sunday, with both teams looking ahead to Tuesday’s Game 2 in Staples Center? Dallas News, 24 May 2021 Pot has evolved from rebellious drug to mildly rebellious drug to widely legal aperitivo, but popular notions about what constitutes the best of stoner culture too often predictably rehash the Pink Floyds and Spicolis of the world. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 20 Apr. 2021 If Hollywood has little choice but to rehash once-successful cinematic franchises because star power means nothing, at least these clearly talented actors and filmmakers are getting a bite at the apple. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 6 May 2021 The transition process to a new provider has its pain points—new office procedures, new forms to fill out, and having to rehash your entire medical history during your first visit. Colleen Murphy,, 27 Apr. 2021 By this point, there’s no need to rehash its difficult production: What matters is what’s on the screen, a tale of how a wayward son (Al Pacino) discovers that his mild refutations of his family’s dark business are ultimately just talk. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 26 Apr. 2021 Dodge these common mistakes to avoid having to rehash them down the road. David Rae, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 But that was before the pandemic, before the economic turmoil and before the city had to rehash its response to sheltering its most vulnerable. Trisha Thadani,, 21 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The GameOfThrones YouTube channel has nearly 4.6 million subscribers – suggesting that many fans simply weren't all that interested in seeing a rehash of the lackluster conclusion to the show. Peter Suciu, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Either combat being known as a mimetic rehash by breaking out of the classic rock mold, or lean even further into their strengths as classic-rock propagandists. Steven J. Horowitz,, 15 Apr. 2021 The play will not simply be a rehash of the events of the HBO series, which ran from 2011-2019 and won legions of fans, critical acclaim and dozens of Emmy Awards. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2021 Despite a few crossovers in subject matter, thanks only to some of the boxes checked by its two main characters, Ginny & Georgia is no Gilmore Girls rehash. Martha Sorren,, 24 Feb. 2021 While the series at times feels like a rehash of a high school history class, expect to get a clearer picture of important historical figures – and to learn about others for the first time. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2021 If Tether’s critics are right and this is a rehash of the 2017 bubble—but bigger—how long can the company keep pumping the Bitcoin market while multiple investigations bear down on it? Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 13 Jan. 2021 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,, 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,, 3 Nov. 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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5 Jun 2021

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“Rehash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 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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