rally round

Definition of rally round

chiefly British

  1. :  to join together to support (someone or something) in a difficult time or situation We rallied round our neighbors when their house burned down. When the town library lost its funding, the community rallied round it.

Word by Word Definitions

rallyplay
  1. :  to muster for a common purpose

    :  to recall to order

    :  to arouse for action

  1. :  a mustering of scattered forces to renew an effort

    :  a summoning up of strength or courage after weakness or dejection

    :  a recovery of price after a decline

  1. :  to attack with raillery :  banter

roundplay
  1. :  having every part of the surface or circumference equidistant from the center

    :  cylindrical

    :  approximately round

  1. :  around

  1. :  something (such as a circle, globe, or ring) that is round

    :  a knot of people

    :  a circle of things

  1. :  to make round

    :  to make (the lips) round and protruded (as in the pronunciation of \ü\)

    :  to pronounce with lip rounding :  labialize

  1. :  around

    :  all during :  throughout

  1. :  whisper

    :  to speak to in a whisper


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