cheer

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Pronunciation[change]

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  • IPA: /tʃɪə/

Verb[change]

Plain form
cheer

Third-person singular
cheers

Past tense
cheered

Past participle
cheered

Present participle
cheering

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you cheer, you shout to show that you are happy about something or to encourage someone.
    The band begins to play and the crowd cheers.
    People cheered the home team wildly.
    We hope everybody will come out and cheer on the runners.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If something cheers somebody, it makes them feel happier.
    There isn't much on the street to cheer the poor.

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Noun[change]

Singular
cheer

Plural
cheers

  1. (countable) A cheer is a shout to show that you are happy about something or to encourage someone.
    As the clock counted down the final seconds of the game the cheers from the crowd grew louder and louder.
    Three cheers for the raiders! Hip hip hooray!
  2. (uncountable) Cheer is a feeling of happiness.
    Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather with good cheer and put problems behind them.

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