root (someone or something) on

phrasal verb

rooted on; rooting on; roots (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.

Examples of root (someone or something) on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ligament, a soft tissue that is about 0.2 millimeters wide (about the diameter of four hairs), attaches the cementum of the root on one end to the bone of the jaw on the other end. Samer Zaky, Discover Magazine, 10 May 2024 Matson Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Over the following decades, two nationalisms, Palestinian and Jewish, took root on the same land and began to compete in a way that has ever since proved irreconcilable. Emily Bazelon, New York Times, 1 Feb. 2024 Ferocious solar storms may have helped life take root on Earth, NASA says Why auroras, solar storms may occur more frequently More frequent aurora displays are likely in the coming years, as the sun reaches the solar maximum stage of its magnetic field activity in 2025, Dahl said. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 22 Jan. 2024 Mollie’s Motel and Diner, the casual-cool concept from the Soho House group, will open in what was once Granada Studios in spring, while a new Pantry is taking root on Blackfriars Street (opening date TBC). Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Jan. 2024 How does that dovetail with your explanation of how myth cycles have taken root on the Internet? IEEE Spectrum, 15 Dec. 2023 Ryan Valles celebrated his 9th birthday by heading to Weingart Stadium to root on the Garfield High Bulldogs. J. Emilio Flores, Los Angeles Times, 30 Oct. 2023 The pop star and Brittany appear to have grown close during their time together, even coming up with their own special way to root on their fellas. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2023 Actors Marlon Brando and Paul Newman visited one day to root on the protesters and publicize their cause. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2023

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“Root (someone or something) on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20on. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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