root for

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root for (third-person singular simple present roots for, present participle rooting for, simple past and past participle rooted for)

  1. (intransitive) To encourage a favored person, team, or result.
    I'm rooting for my cousin's team.
    I'm rooting for a happy ending to this story.

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