[verb ree-mach, ree-mach; noun ree-mach]

verb (used with object)

to match again; duplicate: an attempt to rematch a shade of green paint.
to schedule a second match for or between: to rematch the winners in each soccer league.


a second match between teams, challengers, etc.; return match.

Nearby words

  1. remarque,
  2. remarque, erich maria,
  3. remarriage,
  4. remarry,
  5. remaster,
  6. rematerialize,
  7. remblai,
  8. rembrandt,
  9. rembrandt harmenszoon van rijn,
  10. reme

Origin of rematch

First recorded in 1855–60; re- + match2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for rematch


noun (ˈriːˌmætʃ)

sport a second or return match between contestants

verb (riːˈmætʃ)

(tr) to match (two contestants) again
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Word Origin and History for rematch
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