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cheerlead

[cheer-leed]
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verb (used with object), cheer·led, cheer·lead·ing.
  1. to act as cheerleader for.
  2. to encourage by or as if by cheerleading.
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verb (used without object), cheer·led, cheer·lead·ing.
  1. to act as cheerleader.
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Origin of cheerlead

by back formation from cheerleader or cheerleading
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