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  • noun
    A mass meeting of people making a political protest or showing support for a cause. (a banned nationalist rally)
    A long-distance race for motor vehicles over public roads or rough terrain, typically in several stages. (a rally driver)
    A quick or marked recovery after a decline. (the market staged a late rally)
    (in tennis and other racket sports) an extended exchange of strokes between players. (a rally of more than three strokes was a rarity)
    (of troops) come together again in order to continue fighting after a defeat or dispersion. (De Montfort's troops rallied and drove back the king's infantry)
    Recover or cause to recover in health, spirits, or poise. (he floundered for a moment, then rallied again)
    Drive in a rally. (we're driving off to Spain to rally)
  • verb
    Subject (someone) to good-humoured ridicule; tease. (he rallied her on the length of her pigtail)


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