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rally

noun [C]  /ˈræl·i/ us  

rally noun [C] (MEETING)

a public meeting of a large group of people, esp. to show support for a particular opinion, political party, or sports team: He helped organize the first national rally against the war.

rally noun [C] (IMPROVEMENT)

In baseball, a rally is a period during which a team scores a lot of runs (= points), esp. when it has been losing.

rally

verb [I/T]  /ˈræl·i/ us  

rally verb [I/T] (IMPROVE)

to return or bring to a better condition; improve or cause to succeed: [I] Cleveland rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Washington, 111-102. [I] The dollar rallied against the yen in trading today.

rally verb [I/T] (MEET TOGETHER)

to bring or come together in order to provide support or make a shared effort: [I] African-American groups rallied around the president when he was under attack.
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