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cheer

verb [I] uk   /tʃɪər/  us   /tʃɪr/
B2 to give a loud shout of approval or encouragement: Everyone cheered as the winners received their medals. He was cheering for the other side.
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cheer

noun uk   /tʃɪər/  us   /tʃɪr/

cheer noun (SHOUT)

C2 [C] a loud shout of approval or encouragement: Her speech was received with cheers and a standing ovation. His victory in the 400 metres earned him the biggest cheer of the afternoon. Three cheers for the winning team!

cheer noun (HAPPINESS)

[U] formal or old-fashioned a feeling of happiness: The victory in the by-election has brought great cheer to the Liberal Democrats.be of good cheer old use to be happy
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