cheer on

phrasal verb

cheered on; cheering on; cheers on
: to encourage (someone) with shouts or cheers
Their fans cheered them on from the sidelines.

Examples of cheer on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ahead of cheering on Travis' Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII this Sunday, Donna spoke to PEOPLE and revealed that the family is ready for a vacation. Becca Longmire, Peoplemag, 8 Feb. 2024 When else is the biggest pop star in the world going to be at America’s most popular cultural event not as a performer but to cheer on her boyfriend? Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2024 And as Elizabeth, now 36, recovered, cheering on the Chiefs helped boost her spirits. Alison Booth, Kansas City Star, 6 Feb. 2024 This year’s Grammy season officially came to a close at Arena Sunday (Feb. 4), with the biggest stars in music all gathering under one roof to celebrate each other’s wins and, in between, cheer on each other’s performances. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 5 Feb. 2024 She’s expected to fly from her concert in Japan the day before and land in Las Vegas just in time to cheer on her boyfriend Chiefs’ star Travis Kelce. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 2 Feb. 2024 Dock here just in time to cheer on your favorite team. Josie Gulliksen, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 And that was certainly the case at Sunday's AFC Championship game, where the pop star cheered on her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, to victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 29 Jan. 2024 And indeed, the Philadelphia Eagles center took the spotlight at the Chiefs-Bills game Sunday (Jan. 21), particularly when cameras captured him hilariously cheering on his little brother Travis — a moment that even Shania Twain is loving. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 26 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Cheer on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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