cheer ( cheers plural & 3rd person present) ( cheering present participle) ( cheered past tense & past participle )
1 verb When people cheer, they shout loudly to show their approval or to encourage someone who is doing something such as taking part in a game., (Antonym: boo, jeer)
The crowd cheered as Premier Wayne Goss unveiled a lifesize statue of poet Banjo Paterson... V
Swiss fans cheered Jakob Hlasek during yesterday's match with Courier. V n
...the Irish Americans who came to the park to cheer for their boys... V for n
Cheering crowds lined the route. V-ing
Cheer is also a noun., n-count
The colonel was rewarded with a resounding cheer from the men.
2 verb If you are cheeredby something, it makes you happier or less worried.
(=hearten) (Antonym: sadden)
Stephen noticed that the people around him looked cheered by his presence... be V-ed
The weather was perfect for a picnic, he told himself, but the thought did nothing to cheer him. V n
(=heartening) (Antonym: disheartening)
...very cheering news...
3 convention People sometimes say `Cheers' to each other just before they drink an alcoholic drink.
(mainly BRIT, formulae)
4 convention Some people say `Cheers' as a way of saying `thank you' or `goodbye'.
INFORMAL, formulae cheer on phrasal verb When you cheer someone on, you shout loudly in order to encourage them, for example when they are taking part in a game.
A thousand supporters packed into the stadium to cheer them on... V n P
Most will probably be cheering on their favourite players. V P n (not pron) cheer up phrasal verb When you cheer up or when something cheers you up, you stop feeling depressed and become more cheerful.
I think he misses her terribly. You might cheer him up... V n P
I wrote that song just to cheer myself up... V pron-refl P
Cheer up, better times may be ahead. V P, Also V P n (not pron)
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
brighten, buck up (informal) comfort, encourage, enliven, gladden, hearten, jolly along (informal) perk up, rally, take heart
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