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rally around (somebody)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrally around (somebody) (also rally round (somebody) British English) phrasal verb informalHELPif a group of people rally round, they all try to help you when you are in a difficult situation Her friends all rallied round when she was ill. rally→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
rally around A brand can be something both cities can rally around.It would be wise to start rallying around for some back up!House Republicans have rallied around Gingrich in the wake of the ethics flap, and they show no sign of ousting him.But as her friends from the youth group rallied around her, she began to open up.Mike was thoroughly embarrassed at having exposed intimate details of his life, but his classmates rallied around him.Party workers have been rallying around since last Thursday night's arson attack which caused tens of thousands worth of damage.A history professor at Baghdad University, Sadoun Fadil, said people rally around their leader during hard times.
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Verb table
rally
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrally
he, she, itrallies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrallied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rallied
he, she, ithas rallied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rallied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rally
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rallied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rallying
he, she, itis rallying
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you, we, theyare rallying
Past
I, he, she, itwas rallying
you, we, theywere rallying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rallying
he, she, ithas been rallying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rallying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rallying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rallying
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