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 Their quarterfinal, a rematch of the Wimbledon final won by Djokovic in July, was scheduled for Wednesday night., 8 Sep. 2021 After giving up 12 unanswered points across the third and fourth quarters, the Sparks lost 76-72 to momentarily drop out of playoff position before a rematch in Connecticut on Saturday. Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2021 The other instance came in 2004, when the U.S. lost to Lithuania in group play before winning the rematch in the bronze-medal game. Tim Reynolds, ajc, 6 Aug. 2021 Yvette Herrell knocked off freshman Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small in a rematch in New Mexico's 2nd District. Melanie Zanona, CNN, 6 Aug. 2021 Azerbaijan's Rustam Orujov, second ranked in the world and top-seeded in Tokyo, dried his eyes with his untucked gi after Ono ended the rematch of their gold medal bout in Rio de Janeiro with two waza aris 65 seconds apart. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, 26 July 2021 Taylor Woodard triples before scoring on a sacrifice bunt from Gracey Gulledge as Appalachian inches closer to a rematch with Brantley in the Class 1A championship. Reports, al, 19 May 2021 Thursday’s game was aired on national TV, as will Saturday’s rematch in American Airlines Center, with the Mavericks also having pulled within 21/2 games of the fifth-place Lakers. Dallas News, 23 Apr. 2021 Louisville extracted some revenge for Kentucky's upset win at Jim Patterson Stadium in emphatic fashion during the rematch Tuesday in Lexington. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, 21 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of rematch

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Rematch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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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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