Meaning of “root for someone/something” in the English Dictionary

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"root for someone/something" in American English

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root for someone/something

phrasal verb with root us /rut, rʊt/ verb [ I/T ]

to express your support for the success of someone or something:

The crowds have been large, with the vast majority of the fans rooting for Mexico.

(Definition of “root for someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)