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Dictionary definition for: Rally

1. (n) a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm

2. (v) gather; "drum up support"

3. (n) the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort; "he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning" "he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack"

4. (v) call to arms; of military personnel

5. (n) a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness

6. (v) gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do something" "she rallied her intellect" "Summon all your courage"

7. (n) an automobile race run over public roads

8. (v) return to a former condition; "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends" "The stock market rallied"

9. (n) (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point"

10. (v) harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher" "Don''t ride me so hard over my failure" "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

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