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

Definition of rematch

: a second match between the same contestants or teams

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The race is now a rematch between two former lawmakers, Democrat Steven Horsford and Republican Cresent Hardy. Kristina Peterson, WSJ, "House Races Tighten as Midterm Elections Near," 16 Oct. 2018 His biggest regret in a coaching career that spans nearly four decades remains his team’s preparation leading up to the rematch. Ross Dellenger,, "Did the LSU-Alabama Rematch Really Kill the BCS?," 10 July 2018 The losers of the blowout, like Philadelphia, are 5-9 in the rematches. Michael Salfino, WSJ, "The Saints Already Thrashed the Eagles. Will the Playoffs Be More of the Same?," 8 Jan. 2019 Canelo Alvarez won the rematch for supremacy of the middleweight division. Jim Chairusmi, WSJ, "How Canelo Alvarez Surprised Gennady Golovkin With a Different Game Plan," 16 Sep. 2018 Ali won the rematches in 1974 and 1975, and years later the two champions eventually made peace. Ed Barkowitz,, "From Eagles-Cowboys to Ali-Frazier, a quick sampling of Philadelphia sports' first meetings," 12 June 2018 Callihan won a rematch in April, so this figures to be a rubber match of sorts. Jay Reddick,, "Boiler-room brawl set for Major League Wrestling on June 7," 21 May 2018 The Mustangs won the rematch, continued their strong play against Westwood and now meets a fellow Houston-area unbeaten in The Woodlands (23-0-1), which advanced to the regional final last spring. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Memorial, Spring Woods advance to Austin," 9 Apr. 2018 The Spartans won the rematch, 74-66 in East Lansing ... 14 of the last 16 meetings between the two teams have been decided by 10 or fewer points, seven of those by five or fewer points ... Bill Landis,, "Ohio State basketball vs. No. 1 Michigan State preview: TV info, key players, stats, prediction," 7 Jan. 2018

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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 \

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: a second meeting between the same contestants

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