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

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In a rematch of the 1933 NFL title game, the Bears again faced the Giants for the NFL championship on Dec. 9, 1934 at the icy Polo Grounds in New York. Kori Rumore,, "In 1935, the Chicago Bears were looking to prove their legitimacy -- by taking on a team of college players," 28 Aug. 2019 Cormier’s quick hands were the difference early in the rematch. Greg Beacham, The Denver Post, "Stipe Miocic stops Daniel Cormier, reclaims heavyweight belt at UFC 241," 18 Aug. 2019 In New Haven, Mayor Toni Harp is being challenged by Justin Elicker in a rematch of the 2013 election. Russell Blair,, "Capitol Week in Review: Gov. Ned Lamont’s vacation, sales tax free week starts and Sen. Chris Murphy and Donald Trump talk guns," 16 Aug. 2019 Cara faced off with the late-night TV show host in a rematch of Wheel of Musical Impressions. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Alessia Cara Does Great Impressions of Billie Eilish, Amy Winehouse and Alanis Morissette on 'Fallon': Watch," 15 Aug. 2019 Bad day to be a Buc Sanders only mustered 20 yards in a loss to Tampa Bay earlier in the 1997 season, but was determined to get his revenge in the rematch. J.l. Kirven, Detroit Free Press, "Here are the top 10 plays of Detroit Lions great Barry Sanders' career," 21 July 2019 Of those 46 Senate contests, only six times did the loser from the first contest go on to claim victory in the rematch, the analysis shows., "How the odds are stacked against Roy Moore," 21 June 2019 The Russia native went on to win back the WBO belt and lose it again before regaining it in a rematch with Eleider Alvarez in February. Jenna West,, "Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde Live Stream: Watch Top Rank Online, Start Time," 24 Aug. 2019 Coeur d’Alene impressively battled back to earn a rematch with Sprague with a 14-9 win over the team from Bothell, Washington on August 9, but Sprague once again proved too much for Idahoans in the title game. Tim Brown,, "Little League Baseball World Series: How to watch Oregon’s Sprague represent the Northwest against world’s best," 13 Aug. 2019

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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 How to pronounce rematch (audio) \

Kids Definition of rematch

: a second meeting between the same contestants

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