Encourage, as in The crowd was cheering on all the marathon runners. Originating in the 1400s simply as cheer, this usage was augmented by on in the early 1800s.
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Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
It was a brick wall that we turned into the on-ramp of a highway.
Could the (thus far) timid trembling give way to a full-on, grand mal seizure?26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At last, tired of fighting an unseen foe, the men arose to their feet, and with a wild cheer sprang forward.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
But her sympathy, and her confident belief that Alessandro might yet be found, gave unspeakable cheer to Felipe.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
They went out of the darkness together and came back to the Earth, Leo very silent, and the Girl striving to cheer him.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
The king heartily pledged him, thanked him for his good cheer, and departed undiscovered.