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.


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  • 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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