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rally round

(intransitive) to come to the aid of (someone); offer moral or practical support
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  • The Grimaldi rally round Ruggero to shield him from his exasperated enemies.

  • Your friends will rally round you,' exclaimed Mr Catcott vehemently.

    Bristol Bells Emma Marshall
  • Venceslao heard the words and put himself in front of him, calling to his men to rally round him.

    Ponce de Leon William Pilling
  • You can rally round them and, if you are young priests, can help them.

    The Potter and the Clay Arthur F. Winnington Ingram
  • Now is the time to rally round the old tri-coloured standard of 1789, of liberty, of equality, and of public order.

  • "Then I suppose we shall all of us have to rally round and get you out of them," she said cheerfully.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler
  • Always with the proviso that Podsnap will rally round him, Veneering thinks it is so.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • And wants to borrer my umbreller for them “to rally round,” the bragian idgiot!

    Old Friends Andrew Lang
  • There was at first some indecision, then a few made up their minds to rally round me.

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