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rematch

[verb ree-mach, ree-mach; noun ree-mach]
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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.
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noun
  1. a second match between teams, challengers, etc.; return match.
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Origin of rematch

First recorded in 1855–60; re- + match2
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  • Sammy got his rematch with Hackelberg when the quarterly financials came out.

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British Dictionary definitions for rematch

rematch

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

n.

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

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v.

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

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