root for
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root for(
rut
 
fawr
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
a. animar a
You should go to your girlfriend's soccer game and root for her team.Deberías ir al partido de fútbol de tu novia y animar al equipo.
b. alentar a
I root for the basketball team from my hometown.Aliento al equipo de baloncesto de mi ciudad natal.
c. apoyar a
Who are you rooting for in the singing competition?¿A quién apoyas en el concurso de canto?
d. hinchar por (Southern Cone)
It's hard to root for that team because they always lose.Es difícil hinchar por ese equipo porque siempre pierde.
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root for
intransitive verb
[+team] animar con gritos y pancartas; (con gritos y pancartas) [+cause] hacer propaganda por; apoyar a;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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