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rally

1 noun
     
Related topics: Sport, Other Sports, Groupings
ral‧ly1 plural rallies [countable]
1PPG a large public meeting, especially one that is held outdoors to support a political idea, protest etc:
About 1,000 people attended the rally in Hyde Park.
We decided to hold a rally to put pressure on the government.
a mass rally (=large rally) in support of the pay claim
political/election/peace etc rally
He was shot dead while addressing an election rally.
pep rally
2DSO a car race on public roads:
3 an occasion when something, especially the value of shares, becomes stronger again after a period of weakness or defeat:
a late rally in the Tokyo stock market
4DS a continuous series of hits of the ball between players in a game such as tennis

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