re·​match | \ ˈrē-ˌmach How to pronounce rematch (audio) , (ˌ)rē-ˈmach How to pronounce rematch (audio) \

Definition of rematch

: a second match between the same contestants or teams

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The Tide were also predicted to win another SEC title in a rematch with Georgia, which was picked to win the SEC East once again. Tom Green |,, "Auburn predicted to finish 4th in SEC West by media," 19 July 2019 The featured attraction in the race is Maximum Security, who is prepping for the Travers Stakes and a rematch with Game Winner. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Racing! A difficult morning at Del Mar," 19 July 2019 But all eyes are on a possible rematch with Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, a black woman, who lost to Tlaib in the primary but actually defeated her on the same day in the special election to serve out the rest of Conyers’ term. Brian Slodysko, Twin Cities, "Targeted by Trump, Rep. Ilhan Omar and the ‘squad’ are raising impressive campaign funds," 19 July 2019 Now rolling on the road at 27-23, the Giants will lug a 20-26 home record into Oracle Park on Thursday night when Madison Bumgarner faces Noah Syndergaard in the first of four against the Mets, a rematch of a June 4 Giants win in New York. Henry Schulman,, "Giants complete crushing four-game sweep of Rockies, return home six wins richer," 17 July 2019 Although the first matchup ended favorably for Orlando City, the team is approaching the rematch with a clean slate. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City rides momentum of Open Cup victory into rematch with Columbus Crew," 14 July 2019 As boxing fans called for a rematch of a blockbuster 2015 Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, Mayweather went on social media to take credit for Pacquiao's popularity. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao spar on social media, stirring up rematch hype," 24 July 2019 After graciously congratulating Pacquiao, Thurman called for a rematch. Greg Beacham, The Denver Post, "Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman by split decision," 21 July 2019 After graciously congratulating Pacquiao, Thurman called for a rematch. Greg Beacham,, "Even at 40, Manny Pacquiao keeps pounding out wins," 21 July 2019

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First Known Use of rematch

1941, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rematch

: a match or game that is played by the same people or teams after an earlier match or game


re·​match | \ ˈrē-ˌmach How to pronounce rematch (audio) \

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: a second meeting between the same contestants

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