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. (transitive, informal) 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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