from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To lead organized cheering, as at sports events.
  • intransitive v. To express or promote automatic or servile praise: We want someone not just to cheerlead but to help us revamp our organization.

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  • v. To participate in cheerleading

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. act as a cheerleader in a sports event


Back-formation from cheerleader.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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