Definition of root for
: to express or show support for (a person, a team, etc.) : to hope for the success of (someone or something) They always root for the home team. Good luck on your upcoming show. Remember that we're all rooting for you.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: any subterranean plant part (such as a true root or a bulb, tuber, rootstock, or other modified stem) especially when fleshy and edible
: the part of a tooth within the socket
: to furnish with or enable to develop roots
: to fix or implant by or as if by roots
: to grow roots or take root
: to turn up or dig in the earth with the snout : grub
: to poke or dig about
: to noisily applaud or encourage a contestant or team : cheer
: to wish the success of or lend support to someone or something
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up root for? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).