Definition of root for in English:

root for

  • informal Support or hope for the success of (a person or group entering a contest or undertaking a challenge): the whole of this club is rooting for him
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    • And yet… could they really trust the happy reaction of a hometown crowd so inclined to root for their success?
    • By the end you'll be rooting for our British hope and begging for the romantic payoff.
    • The room exploded with shouts and cheers as people rooted for their favorite.
    cheer, applaud, cheer on, support, encourage, urge on, shout for
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