Definition of rehash in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːˈhaʃ/
[with object]
1Reuse (old ideas or material) without significant change or improvement: he endlessly rehashes songs from his American era
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  • There are hundreds of writers better than the drones you currently employ with far better ideas than simply rehashing old films or books that did things far better the first time round.
  • Another point is awarded for each song that is interpreted uniquely (songs cannot simply be rehashed versions of the original).
  • Many of his original songs were being rehashed for recent films.
1.1chiefly North American Consider or discuss (something) at length after it has happened: is it really necessary to rehash that trauma all over again?
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  • Some of his books rehashed Marxist debates at length, but never his campus lectures.
  • Writing the novel of his life also has Steve rehashing his encounters with love.
  • In his statement of clemency, he said no need to rehash the findings of the courts over 24 years of litigation that jury decisions that he is guilty of these four murders, should pay for his life.


Pronunciation: /ˈriːhaʃ/
A reuse of old ideas or material without significant change or improvement: the spring show was a rehash of the summer show from the previous year
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  • I like to think I'm open to new ideas, but this idea is really just a rehash of existing ideas and generally doesn't seem like it will work.
  • Some would argue it's incredibly unoriginal, and just a rehash of old ideas, but I disagree.
  • But mainly, it's rehashes of music I can remember and sketches for new ideas.

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