rally verb

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.