cheer for (someone or something)

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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
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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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