will on

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Verb[edit]

to will on

  1. To wish intensely that someone succeeds in what they are doing. Often implies a silent, or almost inaudible wish.
    • 1992, Jonathan Rutherford, Men's Silences: Predicaments in Masculinity, page 180:
      The pleasure of identifying with Rambo as he kicks and punches his persecutors is the willing him on to succeed.