rally

rally
1.
v. & n.
—v. (-ies, -ied)
1 tr. & intr. (often foll. by round, behind, to) bring or come together as support or for concentrated action.
2 tr. & intr. bring or come together again after a rout or dispersion.
3 a intr. renew a conflict. b tr. cause to do this.
4 a tr. revive (courage etc.) by an effort of will. b tr. rouse (a person or animal) to fresh energy. c intr. pull oneself together.
5 intr. recover after illness or prostration or fear, regain health or consciousness, revive.
6 intr. (of share-prices etc.) increase after a fall.
—n. (pl. -ies)
1 an act of reassembling forces or renewing conflict; a reunion for fresh effort.
2 a recovery of energy after or in the middle of exhaustion or illness.
3 a mass meeting of supporters or persons having a common interest.
4 a competition for motor vehicles, usu. over public roads.
5 (in lawn tennis etc.) an extended exchange of strokes between players.
Phrases and idioms:
rally-cross motor racing over roads and cross-country.
Derivatives:
rallier n.
Etymology: F rallier (as RE-, ALLY(1))
2.
v.tr. (-ies, -ied) subject to good-humoured ridicule.
Etymology: F railler: see RAIL(2)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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