root (someone or something) on

Definition of root (someone or something) on

US
:to help (someone or something) to win or succeed by expressing or showing strong support
  • Thousands of fans were there to root the team on.

Word by Word Definitions

root play
  1. : the usually underground part of a seed plant body that originates usually from the hypocotyl, functions as an organ of absorption, aeration, and food storage or as a means of anchorage and support, and differs from a stem especially in lacking nodes, buds, and leaves

  2. : any subterranean plant part (such as a true root or a bulb, tuber, rootstock, or other modified stem) especially when fleshy and edible

  3. : the part of a tooth within the socket

  1. : to furnish with or enable to develop roots

  2. : to fix or implant by or as if by roots

  3. : to remove altogether by or as if by pulling out by the roots

  1. : to turn up or dig in the earth with the snout : grub

  2. : to poke or dig about

  3. : to turn over, dig up, or discover and bring to light

  1. : to noisily applaud or encourage a contestant or team : cheer

  2. : to wish the success of or lend support to someone or something

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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