root for


root for
(Slang) encourage, applaud a contestant, cheer

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • root for — (someone/something) to support or encourage a person or team. I always root for the home team. When you take the test tomorrow, we ll be rooting for you. Usage notes: often used when talking about a sports competition …   New idioms dictionary

  • root for — verb take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for We all rooted for the home team I m pulling for the underdog Are you siding with the defender of the title? • Syn: ↑pull • Hypernyms: ↑side …   Useful english dictionary

  • root for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms root for : present tense I/you/we/they root for he/she/it roots for present participle rooting for past tense rooted for past participle rooted for informal root for someone to support someone in a game,… …   English dictionary

  • root for — PHRASAL VERB If you are rooting for someone, you are giving them your support while they are doing something difficult or trying to defeat another person. [INFORMAL] [V P n] Good luck, we ll be rooting for you... [V P n] It s one of those movies… …   English dictionary

  • root for — informal support enthusiastically. → root …   English new terms dictionary

  • root for — cheer for, pull for    Who are you rooting for the Leafs or les Canadiens? …   English idioms

  • root for — {v. phr.} To cheer for; applaud; support. * /During the Olympics one usually roots for the team of one s own country./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • root for — {v. phr.} To cheer for; applaud; support. * /During the Olympics one usually roots for the team of one s own country./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • root for — verb To encourage a favored person, team, or result. Im rooting for my cousin’s team. Syn: barrack for, support …   Wiktionary

  • root\ for — v. phr. To cheer for; applaud; support. During the Olympics one usually roots for the team of one s own country …   Словарь американских идиом

  • root for — informal Mollie roots for the Broncos Syn: cheer, cheer on, applaud, support, encourage …   Thesaurus of popular words


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