What does "root for" mean? This is a pretty common phrasal verb to mean lend support for someone's success or to encourage and cheer on someone or something. For example, my husband is a hardcore Golden State Warriors basketball fan so he's always rooting for the team's success by watching the games, wearing the team's jersey, or sharing about them on his social media pages. You can also root for someone if they're going to take a test, going into surgery, or dealing with personal issues. It just means you are encouraging them to make it through or basically saying, "I'm supporting you!"
I'm pretty lucky to say that I have a lot of people rooting for the success of The English Student. Aside from my family members who are always encouraging me and sharing my work, I get a lot of students and teachers who write and show their support - they are rooting for me.
Do you root for a particular sports team? Or has anyone rooted for you during a difficult time in your life?