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Meaning of “cheer” in the English Dictionary

"cheer" in British English

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cheerverb [I]

uk   /tʃɪər/  us   /tʃɪr/
B2 to give a ​loudshout of ​approval or ​encouragement: Everyone cheered as the ​winnersreceivedtheirmedals. He was cheering for the other ​side.

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cheernoun

uk   /tʃɪər/  us   /tʃɪr/
  • cheer noun (HAPPINESS)

[U] formal or old-fashioned a ​feeling of ​happiness: The ​victory in the ​by-election has ​broughtgreat cheer to the Liberal Democrats.be of good cheer old use to be ​happy
(Definition of cheer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cheerverb [I/T]

 us   /tʃɪər/
to give a ​shout of ​approval or ​encouragement for someone: [I] I was one of the ​people who ​jumped up and cheered after that ​speech.
cheer
noun [C]  us   /tʃɪər/
He ​demanded the ​resignation of the ​policechief, ​touching off ​loudapplause and cheers in the ​audience.
(Definition of cheer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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