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

Examples of rematch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Atlanta forced a rematch, winning the loser’s final over Chicago in another match between CDL juggernauts. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "Dallas Empire one match away from Call of Duty League glory. Here’s how they can win it all," 29 Aug. 2020 The best-of-five game series, a digital rematch of the real-life 1975 NBA Finals between the Washington Bullets and Golden State Warriors, will be streamed on Twitch and YouTube and broadcast on ESPN2 beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time. Scott Allen, Washington Post, "All business, Wizards District Gaming looks to finish the job in the NBA 2K League Finals," 28 Aug. 2020 This year, the two could get a rematch in the third round at Flushing. Max Gendler, New York Times, "U.S. Open Draw Lacks Some Stars, but Not Story Lines," 27 Aug. 2020 Murray gets another big-server next in Milos Raonic, a rematch of the 2016 Wimbledon final won by the former. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Serena Williams' back to the '80s moment," 25 Aug. 2020 Lynx center Sylvia Fowles, who missed the loss to the Sparks because of a calf injury, has also been ruled out of Wednesday’s rematch. Star Tribune, "Gameday preview: Lynx vs. Los Angeles," 25 Aug. 2020 The Mercury will face the Connecticut Sun (6-8) for the first time this season on Wednesday, creating a rematch with DeWanna Bonner, Briann January and Essence Carson, all with the Mercury last year. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, "Diana Taurasi, honoring Kobe Bryant, scores 34 in Mercury win over Washington," 23 Aug. 2020 That likely would require a season split of Clemson’s regular-season meeting at Notre Dame Stadium on Nov. 7 and a potential rematch in the ACC Championship Game, Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 at Charlotte, N.C. Eric Hansen, The Indianapolis Star, "Analysis: Perception matters more than ever if Notre Dame is going to have a playoff reality," 6 Aug. 2020 Abrams could seek a rematch against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in two years. Dallas News, "Can Texas flip? Beto O’Rourke, Stacey Abrams, Julián Castro, MJ Hegar to talk running in South," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of rematch

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Rematch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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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) \

Kids Definition of rematch

: a second meeting between the same contestants

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