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verb rally pronunciation in American English /ˈræli/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrally
he/she/itrallies
present participlerallying
past tenserallied
past participlerallied
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to join other people in order to support someone or something when they are having problems
    rally to someone's defense/assistance/support:

    Parents rallied to the defense of the school.

    rally behind:

    Supporters have been quick to rally behind the team.

    rally to the cause (=join other people in order to support something specific):

    Animal rights groups have rallied to the cause of this endangered species.

    rally support (for something) (=encourage people to support something):

    A demonstration is planned to rally support for the workforce.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] if things such as prices rally, they increase after being low

    World financial markets rallied after the announcement.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] if a player or team rallies, they improve and start to play well after playing badly

    Cleveland rallied late in the game to beat Detroit 5–4.

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