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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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Traumatic: Simm That said, Trauma wasn't without its faults, chief among them demanding we root for someone crazed enough to hold a blade to a young girl's throat in order to force her father's confession, no matter their tragic motivation.
Traumatic: Jon Simm That said, Trauma wasn't without its faults, chief among them demanding we root for someone crazed enough to hold a blade to a young girl's throat in order to force her father's confession, no matter their tragic motivation.
But that's just the nature of That said, Trauma wasn't without its faults, chief among them demanding we root for someone crazed enough to hold a blade to a young girl's throat in order to force her father's confession, no matter their tragic motivation.
My brothers support them so I guess if I have to root for someone it would be them.
It's hard to root for someone who is apparently worth more than entire nations, but Lewis makes it (just barely) possible, giving Bobby the interior life and insecurities of a normal human being (albeit one with brass, well, spheres).
Who would not root for someone who goes after a guy larger and older than him on behalf of a friend because "I really wanted him to remember me every time he saw his gappy smile?
I needed to see what the ground rules were, and characters like Thomas Crown (the playboy thief famously played by Steve McQueen in 1968 and Pierce Brosnan in the 1999 remake) were really important in making sure audiences would want to root for someone as unsympathetic as a bored millionaire, who's played in our film by Douglas Henshall.
True golf fans see this story and root for someone like that to do it.
We establish that need in people to follow a story and to root for someone.
But that doesn't mean I can't root for someone just because they're white and from another country.