1 political meeting
ADJ. big, huge, large, major, mass, massive | public | indoor, outdoor at a massive outdoor rally in Paris | campaign, election, political | opposition, protest | peace | anti-government, anti-war, etc.
VERB + RALLY have, hold, stage The demonstrators marched to Trafalgar Square where they held a rally. | call for, organize, plan | attend, take part in About 5,000 people attended a rally calling for peace. | address, speak at | ban The government closed the schools and banned all rallies.
RALLY + VERB take place | break up, disperse, end The rally dispersed peacefully after six hours. | call for sth
PREP. at a/the ~ She spoke at a public rally in Hyde Park. | ~ against a mass rally against the treaty | ~ for a rally for the winning candidate | ~ in support of a rally in support of the strike
2 motor race
ADJ. club, international | motor, motorcycle
VERB + RALLY hold, organize | compete in, enter | win
RALLY + NOUN circuit | driver, driving
PREP. on a/the ~ He will join the team on the rally next week.
3 in tennis
ADJ. long, short | exciting
VERB + RALLY play | win | lose
ADV. around/round Neighbours rallied round and alerted the emergency services.
VERB + RALLY try to The team captain vainly tried to rally his troops.
PREP. around/round/behind She urged everyone to rally behind the president. | to Friends rallied to her.
PHRASES rally to sb's defence BBC leaders rallied to his defence. | rally to sb's/the cause Friends and colleagues have rallied to her cause.