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English definition of “cheer sb on”

cheer sb on

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with cheer   /tʃɪər/ us    /tʃɪr/
C2 to shout loudly in order to encourage someone in a competition: As the runners went by, we cheered them on.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing downEncouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
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