Definition of root for in English:

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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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
cheer, cheer on, applaud, support, encourage
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