re·​match | \ˈrē-ˌmach, (ˌ)rē-ˈmach \

Definition of rematch 

: a second match between the same contestants or teams

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The rematch between Parnell and Norman was expected to be close again this time around. Caroline Kenny, CNN, "Democratic candidate who admitted to domestic abuse wins South Carolina congressional primary," 12 June 2018 In Friday’s semifinals, Anderson now has an unlikely rematch with the American John Isner, his one-time college rival. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "On a Wild Day at Wimbledon, Federer Exits and Nadal Hangs On," 11 July 2018 Now, two years after his stunning victory in [Wisconsin], shell-shocked Democrats are beginning to pick up the pieces, pouring money and resources into the state in a test run for a rematch with Trump in 2020. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "GOP repeats ObamaCare mistakes on immigration," 18 June 2018 Dillashaw has supplemented his kickboxing and mixed martial arts training for the rematch by embedding himself in local boxing gyms, including the Oxnard base of lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko. Lance Pugmire,, "T.J. Dillashaw didn't get the UFC 227 fight he wanted, but he's ready to punch a hole in Cody Garbrandt," 17 June 2018 Tenfold made up significant ground on a tired Justify in the stretch of the Preakness, and his Hall of Fame trainer, Steve Asmussen, seemed eager for a rematch. Childs Walker,, "Five storylines as Justify prepares for his Triple Crown bid in Belmont Stakes," 1 June 2018 Tai and Thomas are now headed for a rematch in November for a full term. Eric Bradner, CNN, "Democrats flip 41st state legislative seat of Trump era in Pennsylvania," 16 May 2018 Swaths of upper deck sections were stunningly empty for a rematch of last season's American League Championship Series. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Charlie Morton dominant in Astros' win over Yankees," 1 May 2018 Turns out the Huskies would not meet UO for a potential rematch in this year's tournament until the Final Four in Columbus. John Canzano,, "Canzano: A man who didn't wait for MLB to come to Portland... he went to it," 18 Mar. 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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