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root someone on

Definition of root someone on in English:

North American informal Cheer or spur someone on: his mother rooted him on enthusiastically from ringside
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  • I was rooting him on, along with the others in his small but fervent peanut gallery.
  • And Spencer Tracy, he told me once, would visit the set of other movies being shot and root them on.
  • Your father, who had won a bronze medal in the Olympics in 1956, was one of those rooting you on.
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