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"rally" in British English

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rallynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈræl.i/ us /ˈræl.i/


uk /ˈræl.i/ us /ˈræl.i/

(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 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.

rallyverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈræl·i/

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.

(Definition of “rally” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rally" in Business English

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rallynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈræli/ us plural rallies

STOCK MARKET a sudden increase in share prices after a period when they have been falling or there has been low activity:

a rally in sth The shares of gold mining companies were boosted by a rally in bullion prices.
spark/cause/trigger a rally News of the retail industry's first-quarter profits triggered a rally in share prices.
stage/enjoy a rally Major oil producers staged a rally despite weaker prices for crude oil.
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 public meeting 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
an election rally

rallyverb [ I ]

uk /ˈræli/ us

STOCK MARKET to improve after a period of falling share prices or of low activity :

The company's stocks rallied after an initial fall.
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.

(Definition of “rally” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)