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rematch

[verb ree-mach, ree-mach; noun ree-mach] /verb riˈmætʃ, ˈriˌmætʃ; noun ˈriˌmætʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to match again; duplicate:
an attempt to rematch a shade of green paint.
2.
to schedule a second match for or between:
to rematch the winners in each soccer league.
noun
3.
a second match between teams, challengers, etc.; return match.
Origin of rematch
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; re- + match2
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British Dictionary definitions for rematch

rematch

noun (ˈriːˌmætʃ)
1.
(sport) a second or return match between contestants
verb (riːˈmætʃ)
2.
(transitive) to match (two contestants) again
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Word Origin and History for rematch
n.

1941, from re- "back, again" + match (n.) "contest."

v.

also re-match "to match again," 1856, from re- + match (v.). Related: Rematched; rematching.

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