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noun     rally pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a public meeting that a lot of people go to in order to support someone or something or to protest against someone or something

    a pro-democracy rally

    hold/stage a rally (=make it happen):

    Environmental groups held a rally in Washington last week.

    mass rally (=one that a lot of people go to):

    a mass rally in support of the strike

  2. 2
    [singular] an increase in the value of something after a period when its value has been low

    There has been a sharp rally in the price of gold.

  3. 3
    [countable] an occasion when two players in a game such as tennis hit the ball to each other several times before either of them wins the point
  4. 4
    [countable] a car race on public roads or land

    a rally driver

    the Paris–Dakar rally

  5. 5
    [countable] an improvement in the way that a team is playing after they have played badly
    1. a.
      an improvement in someone’s health after they have been sick
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