: a second match between the same contestants or teams

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The game will be a rematch of last year’s first-round matchup in the NCAA tournament, won by the Broncos, 2-1, in overtime. Andrew Mahoney,, 24 Nov. 2022 While there won’t be a rematch in Portland, the two programs should be among the favorites to capture titles in each bracket. Scott Sepich For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 22 Nov. 2022 This is a rematch of Andrean’s 21-9 win over Evansville Mater Dei in last year’s state championship. The Indianapolis Star, 22 Nov. 2022 Athlon’s Lassan matches South Alabama with Bowling Green, which would be a rematch of the 2014 Camellia Bowl. Creg Stephenson |, al, 22 Nov. 2022 The game was a rematch of the team's double-OT thriller in the Elite Eight of last season's NCAA Tournament that was played down Interstate 95 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Doug Feinberg, ajc, 20 Nov. 2022 Ohio State would be a rematch of last season, Michigan would be a chance to pepper Jim Harbaugh with all sorts of questions for a week. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Nov. 2022 The race was a rematch of the 2020 general election, when Levin bested Maryott by 6 percentage points. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2022 Ursuline's matchup with Bishop Watterson was a rematch of their first game of the season Aug. 20, a four-set victory. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 12 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rematch was in 1941

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“Rematch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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: a second meeting between the same contestants

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