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"rally" in British English

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rallynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈræl.i/
  • rally noun [C] (MEETING)

C2 a ​publicmeeting of a ​largegroup of ​people, ​especiallysupporters of a ​particularopinion: 5,000 ​people held an ​anti-nuclear rally. an election/​campaign rally

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  • rally noun [C] (SPORT)

a ​continuousexchange of ​hits between ​players in ​tennis, squash or ​badminton

rallyverb

uk   us   /ˈræl.i/
  • rally verb (SUPPORT)

[I or T] to (​cause to) come together in ​order to ​providesupport or make a ​sharedeffort: Supporters/Opponents of the new ​shoppingdevelopment are ​trying to rally ​localpeople in ​favour of/against it. The ​president has called on the ​people to rally to/behind the ​government. [+ obj + to infinitive ] The ​general rallied his ​forces todefend the ​town. "Workers of the ​worldunite!" was ​their rallying cry/​call (= a phrase said to ​encouragesupport).
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(Definition of rally from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rally" in American English

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rallynoun [C]

 us   /ˈræl·i/
  • rally noun [C] (MEETING)

a ​publicmeeting of a ​largegroup of ​people, esp. to show ​support for a ​particularopinion, ​politicalparty, or ​sportsteam: He ​helpedorganize the first ​national rally against the ​war.
  • rally noun [C] (IMPROVEMENT)

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

rallyverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈræl·i/
  • rally verb [I/T] (IMPROVE)

to ​return or ​bring to a ​bettercondition; ​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 ​providesupport or make a ​sharedeffort: [I] African-Americangroups rallied around the ​president when he was under ​attack.
(Definition of rally from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rally" in Business English

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rallynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈræli/ (plural rallies)
STOCK MARKET a sudden ​increase in ​shareprices after a ​period when they have been ​falling or there has been ​lowactivity: a rally in sth The ​shares of ​goldminingcompanies were ​boosted by a rally in ​bullionprices.spark/cause/trigger a rally News of the ​retail industry's first-quarter ​profitstriggered a rally in ​shareprices.stage/enjoy a rally Major ​oilproducersstaged a rally despite ​weakerprices for ​crudeoil.a powerful/sharp/strong rally After a powerful rally last ​year, ​stocks have ​languished for the first ​quarter of this ​year. a market/​price/​stock rally a brief/late/early rally
POLITICS a large ​publicmeeting where a lot of ​people show their ​support for something: attend/hold a rally The anti-war rally was ​attended by around 5,000 ​people. speak at/​address a rally a campaign/​political/​protest rally an election rally

rallyverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈræli/
STOCK MARKET to ​improve after a ​period of ​fallingshareprices or of ​lowactivity : The company's ​stocks rallied after an ​initialfall.rally against sth The ​pound rallied against the ​dollar in ​trading today.rally from/to sth Shares in the ​retailer rallied to 257p after ​dropping to 230p last month.rally (by) 10 points/20%/1p, etc. The Nasdaq rallied 41% to ​hit 2313.85. rally ​sharply/​strongly
(Definition of rally from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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