root for (someone or something)

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root for (someone or something)

To encourage, support, or cheer for someone or something; to wish the best for someone or something in an endeavor or activity. His whole hometown was rooting for him as he made his professional boxing debut on live television. I've always rooted for the company to succeed, since they made some of my most cherished games growing up.
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root for someone or something

to cheer and encourage someone or something. Are you rooting for anyone in particular, or are you just shouting because you're excited? I'm rooting for the home team.the root of the matter Go to the crux of the matter.
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root for

Cheer on, give moral support to, as in The fans were out rooting for their team, or I've been rooting for you to get that promotion. This expression may come from the British verb rout, which is used of cattle and means "bellow." [Late 1800s]
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root for

v.
1. To dig in the earth with or as if with the snout or a paw in order to find something: The pigs rooted for truffles.
2. To lend encouragement and support to someone or something: We all rooted for our school's football team.
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Steven Finn bowled Peter Nevill for two before 29-year-old Broad struck again, producing another perfect delivery which Mitchell Starc diverted into the hands of Root for one and Mitchell Johnson fell in identical fashion for 13.
Steven Finn bowled Peter Nevill for two before the 29-year-old Broad struck again, producing another perfect delivery which Mitchell Starc diverted into the safe hands of Root for one and Mitchell Johnson fell in identical fashion for 13.
Giles has to choose between Jos Buttler and Joe Root for one batting place in the top six, while Jade Dernbach and Stuart Meaker offer different bowling options.
And we believe in, identify with and root for one side or the other, like a religion or a baseball team.
He wiped out Gary Ballance's off stump then dismissed in-form Joe Root for one run as the English top order collapsed.