re·match | \ ˈrē-ˌmach , (ˌ)rē-ˈmach \

Definition of rematch 

: a second match between the same contestants or teams

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The game was a rematch of a 2017 region final won by the Huskies., "Hagerty loses to George Jenkins in FHSAA 8A baseball playoffs," 22 May 2018 The July tilt with Japan will be a rematch of the 2015 World Cup Final won by the Americans. Sam Mcdowell, kansascity, "U.S. women’s national team, 2019 Gold Cup men’s doubleheader coming to KC | The Kansas City Star," 16 May 2018 The fight would have been a rematch of their bout last September, where Alvarez got a controversial draw in a fight many thought Golovkin had clearly won. Houston Chronicle, "Boxer Canelo Alvarez suspended 6 months for doping violations," 18 Apr. 2018 In a wild rematch, Evander Holyfield retains the WBA heavyweight boxing championship after Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Holyfield's ear during the third round of their fight in Las Vegas. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: The battle over the Supreme Court begins; Trump-Putin summit details to be revealed," 28 June 2018 James will face incumbent Republican Sen. Bob Cassilly in the general election, a rematch from 2014, when Cassilly won comfortably. The Aegis, "Peisinger takes GOP state's attorney nod in Harford; Glassman, Vincenti also win primary bids," 27 June 2018 Three of the four title games this weekend will be rematches from last season, and taking it a bit further, Novi will be the only one of the eight finalists that wasn’t in a title game last year. Keith Dunlap, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan high school soccer state championship predictions," 13 June 2018 With that district probably out of reach in a November rematch, the Orange County districts become even more important for the Democrats. John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, "Is Orange County fertile ground for the left? California Dems are counting on it," 11 June 2018 The first Warriors-Cavs rematch, in 2016, saw average viewership climb to 20.2 million. Steven Zeitchik,, "How the NBA Finals are defying TV ratings declines (Hint: LeBron James may not be the reason)," 8 June 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of rematch

: a second meeting between the same contestants

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