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ral·ly 1

v. ral·lied, ral·ly·ing, ral·lies
1. To call together for a common purpose; assemble: rally troops at a parade ground.
2. To reassemble and restore to order: rally scattered forces.
3. To rouse or revive from inactivity or decline: paused to refresh themselves and rally their strength.
1. To come together for a common purpose: The candidate's supporters rallied on the common.
2. To join in an effort for a common cause: "In the terror and confusion of change, society rallied round the kings" (Garrett Mattingly).
a. To recover abruptly from a setback, disadvantage, or disease: The patient rallied after the fever broke.
b. To increase sharply in price or value after a decline: The housing market rallied in the spring.
4. Sports To exchange strokes before a point is won, as in tennis.
n. pl. ral·lies
1. A gathering, especially one intended to inspire enthusiasm for a cause: a political rally.
a. A reassembling, as of dispersed troops.
b. The signal ordering this reassembly.
a. An abrupt recovery from a setback, disadvantage, or disease: The doctor was delighted with the patient's rally.
b. A sharp increase in price or value after a decline.
4. Sports
a. An exchange of strokes in a court game such as tennis or volleyball, ending when one side fails to make a good return and resulting in a point or the loss of service.
b. A competition in which automobiles are driven over public roads and under normal traffic regulations but with specified rules as to speed, time, and route.
In sports such as volleyball, being a system of scoring in which points can be won both by the team that is serving and by the receiving team.

[French rallier, from Old French ralier : re-, re- + alier, to unite, ally; see ally.]

ral·ly 2

v. ral·lied, ral·ly·ing, ral·lies
To tease good-humoredly: "She rallied him upon his battered scalp and his creaking back" (Upton Sinclair).
To engage in good-humored teasing or jesting.

[French railler, from Old French, to tease; see rail3.]
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Long-distance events for production models with driver and navigator, usually held on public roads.
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But it is a blessed provision of nature that at times like these, as soon as a man's mercury has got down to a certain point there comes a revulsion, and he rallies. Hope springs up, and cheerfulness along with it, and then he is in good shape to do something for himself, if anything can be done.
HYDERABAD -- Activists of political and religious organisaAtions, civil society, government officers and staffers, trade unions, students and teachers of public and private academic institutions took out rallies and staged demonstraAtions in response to prime minister's call for expressing solidarity with people of occupied Kashmir on Friday.
According to details, the opposition will hold rallies and public gatherings in different cities including Karachi and Peshawar.
It was a hard struggle but in the end we succeed as the overall winners,'' Chager told Nation Sport in Naivasha.Baryan, who is yet to win the Kenyan event despite his success in rallies across Africa, sounded disappointed after checking in at the final control in third place.
Summary: Party leaders addressed more than 200 rallies across country to seek votes
HYDERABAD -- Various organizations and political parties took out rallies here on Wednesday to commemorate world labour day.
After good performance in local rallies; he lost about 8 minutes in first stage after slipping out of the stage with some damages to the car.
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Mar 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top leaders of other parties including Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandra Shekar Rao will address various poll rallies across the state on April 1.
In a first in the sultanate's motor sport history, an all-Omani team of Abdullah al Zubair and his co-driver Faisal al Raisi will be competing in the 2019 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.
After an excruciating exit on the 2018 Safari, Manvir who was fighting for the title with compatriot Piero Cannobio won four rallies in a row in Zambia, Uganda, South Africa and Tanzania before skipping the season closing Mountain Gorilla Rally of Rwanda.
Yazeed Al-Rajhi contested in many international rallies around the region and the world.
KARACHI -- The tussle between the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf over both parties wanting to hold their May 12 rallies at the Hakeem Saeed Ground came to an end on Tuesday, when PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari invited PTI chairman Imran Khan to hold rally at the ground.