cheer for

cheer for (someone or something)

To vocally support or encourage someone or something. Who are you cheering for in this match? The whole town came out to cheer for the high school football team in the championship game.
See also: cheer, for
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cheer for someone or something

to give a shout of encouragement for someone or something. Everyone cheered for the team. I cheered for the winning goal.
See also: cheer, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
It therefore, in the first place, cheered Van Systens and his nosegay, then the corporation, then followed a cheer for the people; and, at last, and for once with great justice, there was one for the excellent music with which the gentlemen of the town councils generously treated the assemblage at every halt.
From every corner flocked the people to see the company pass; and wildly did they cheer for the King, who rode smilingly with bared head down through the market-place.
"One more cheer for Cap'n Smollett," cried Long John when the first had subsided.
By Kim Jae-heun Koreans will flood the streets tonight to cheer for Team Korea, as street cheering events are set to take place across the capital city.
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Starbucks is spreading 10 days of holiday cheer for Christmas.
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The Shrewsbury High School cheerleaders raised $2,403 to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Cheer for Dana-FarberSM fundraiser, qualifying them as one of five teams to attend the clinic at the Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
Redondo Beach, CA, December 12, 2013 --( Lyon Communities, recognized as one of the largest and most respected privately held multi-family real estate companies in California, has kicked off its annual “Holiday Toy Drive” benefiting Cheer for Children.
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However, about 120 pupils from two local elementary schools will be cheering for both Korea's athletes -- as part of a movement initiated by the city of Osaka to have elementary and junior high schools each cheer for one country.
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The team now has 12 girls, who cheer for soccer games at the center." I have to modify the skills so everyone can do it," says Nichole, "but I also want to challenge them.
Since Canada didn't make it to the World Cup, my decisions about which team to cheer for were about as arbitrary as it gets.
We're hoping to get people to come and cheer for them after they've cheered for everybody all year."