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cheer on

Meaning: to shout loudly to encourage someone, especially someone who's playing sport or competing in a race

For example:

  • cheer sb/sth on As the players tried hard to score a goal, their fans jumped up and cheered them on.

  • cheer on sb/sth We all cheered on our favourite horse as they galloped towards the finishing line.

Nouns often used as objects with
cheer on: player, team, athlete, runner, horse, competitor, performer

Quick Quiz:

Lenny cheered his team on throughout the match, and as a result he lost
  1. his money
  2. his match
  3. his voice

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