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verb (rallies, rallying, rallied) [no object]
1(of troops) come together again in order to continue fighting after a defeat or dispersion:De Montfort’s troops rallied and drove back the king’s infantry [with object] bring together (forces) again in order to continue fighting:the king escaped to Perth to rally his own forces assemble in a mass meeting:up to 50,000 people rallied in the city center bring or come together in order to support a person or cause or for concerted action: [with object]:a series of meetings to rally support for the union [no object]:conservatives in the GOP rallied behind Goldwater 2recover or cause to recover in health, spirits, or poise: [no object]:she floundered for a moment, then rallied again [with object]:they rallied her with a drink (of share, currency, or commodity prices) increase after a fall:prices of metals such as aluminum and copper have rallied (in tennis and other racket sports) engage in a rally.
noun (plural rallies)
1a mass meeting of people making a political protest or showing support for a cause:a rally attended by around 100,000 people an open-air event for people who own a particular kind of vehicle:a traction engine rally
) a competition for motor vehicles in which they are driven a long distance over public roads or rough terrain, typically in stages and through checkpoints: [as modifier]:a rally driver
3a quick or marked recovery after a reverse or a period of weakness:the market staged a late rally (in baseball and football) a renewed or sustained offensive, usually by the losing team, that ties or wins the game. 4(in tennis and other racket sports) an extended exchange of strokes between players.