Definition of rallying in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈraliɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1The action or process of coming together to support a person or cause: the rallying of ethnic minorities to form a new opposition party
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  • For instance, there has been some rallying of women's groups together in response to the government cutbacks.
  • The rallying of public opinion plays a critical role in assembling solid support for British troops going into action.
  • Much of the final rallying of support will be done in Singapore's hotels before the 117th plenary session of the IOC.
2The sport or action of participating in a motor rally: established names in international rallying
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  • They re-start early on Saturday with a full day of rallying before returning to Dumfries for the finish later in the evening.
  • Juliet said her interest in motor rallying developed from friends rather than any family background or interest in motor sport.
  • The good news is that the future of British rallying is looking bright, thanks to the burgeoning talent of Guy Wilks and Kris Meeke.


Having the effect of calling people to action: a rallying cry
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  • Community groups in York are being urged to respond to a rallying cry to take part in a massive city centre parade in September.
  • But the rallying cry is answered from many sides, the leaders of the pack draw nearer, and fear grips every heart.
  • This is a rallying cry, and the simpler the appeal the better.

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