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 The Republican, who has a history of trading insults with President Trump, rehashed his role in the Kavanaugh confirmation process in an interview with the Washington Post published Tuesday. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Jeff Flake: Voting against Kavanaugh confirmation would have been 'immensely satisfying'," 28 Apr. 2020 Sessions organized by the health committee that Mr. Burr attended were not classified and largely rehashed publicly available information about the virus, according to Senate aides involved. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, "Stock Sales by Senator Richard Burr Ignite Political Uproar," 20 Mar. 2020 But Bunz, a Roseville native who lives on a 13-acre lavender farm near Lincoln (Placer County), has regularly rehashed his tackle for nearly four decades. Eric Branch,, "Dan Bunz! Greenlaw’s game-saving tackle evoked memories for 49ers linebacker," 31 Dec. 2019 He's also rattled Democrats across the board by rehashing how the 2020 nominee should be selected. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Pressure grows on Bernie Sanders to drop out," 10 Mar. 2020 In recent decades four of the seven traditional mainline Protestant denominations have split up over homosexuality or related issues, such as the interpretation of Scripture and frustrations over rehashing the same debate for decades. Daniel Burke, CNN, "The Methodist Church will probably split in two over homosexuality, and that's bad for all of us," 17 Jan. 2020 And an obituary hardly seems the time to rehash old disagreements. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Elevator door-holder gets ignored," 4 Dec. 2019 And everything that goes into picking a wedding date and a wedding venue — the calls to important family members, the pro and con debates, the financial nuance of it all — is rehashed when canceling and rescheduling. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, "What to Know About Canceling Your Wedding Due to Coronavirus, According to Someone Who Had to Do It," 4 Apr. 2020 Some of them are popping (virtual) bottles at DJ D-Nice’s Club Quarantine, and others are rehashing years-old beef on Al Gore's internet. Ineye Komonibo,, "Todrick Hall Has Joined The Kim Kardashian & Taylor Swift Chat, But Did He Go Too Far?," 24 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And the Precept is a statement in that regard, with some interesting things to say about the way an EV can look, both outside and inside, that aren't just a rehash of decades-old conventions. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Polestar’s latest concept shows it thinks differently about design," 6 Apr. 2020 Much of the trial felt like a rehash of a workplace complaint gone horribly wrong. Nicole Hong, New York Times, "Trial of Programmer Accused in C.I.A. Leak Ends in Hung Jury," 9 Mar. 2020 Wiener’s book has been reviewed extensively, and Fowler’s is a rehash of a viral blog post from three years ago. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "Artists Explore the Many Uncanny Valleys of Tech Work," 24 Feb. 2020 The only climate question moderators asked was a rehash of why Bernie Sanders voted against the new North American trade deal while his colleagues — including fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren — supported it. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Trump budget reflects sensitivity to environmental politics," 10 Feb. 2020 On Tuesday, Escobar didn’t rehash that specific debate. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "Watch: Escobar, in Dems’ Spanish rebuttal to Trump’s State of the Union, says ‘no one is above the law’," 5 Feb. 2020 The offense that dropped 80 points in two games against the Chiefs last season does not exist anymore, for an assortment of reasons that require no further rehash here., "PREDICTION, OR . . .," 6 Dec. 2019 The conversation wasn’t just a rehash of another narrow Democratic loss in the battleground state. Adriana Gomez Licon, USA TODAY, "In pursuit of Florida Latinos, Democrats fight socialist tag," 31 Dec. 2019 Rather than developing a new project for the actresses — this is what anthologies are for, ladies! — HBO delivered a second season that was ultimately a rehash. Kristen Baldwin,, "5 TV trends to retire in 2020," 2 Dec. 2019

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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 2 Jun. 2020.

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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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