cheerleading

[cheer-lee-ding]
noun
the action or skill of a cheerleader.

Origin:
1950–55; cheer + leading1

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cheerlead

[cheer-leed]
verb (used with object), cheerled, cheerleading.
1.
to act as cheerleader for.
2.
to encourage by or as if by cheerleading.
verb (used without object), cheerled, cheerleading.
3.
to act as cheerleader.

Origin:
by back formation from cheerleader or cheerleading

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Example sentences
And yes, he does look silly in that cheerleading outfit.
Somewhat surprisingly, summer-camp cheerleading instructors are examined.
Cultural shifts, or a press given less to financial cheerleading could make a
  meaningful difference.
Sometimes at the end of a meeting, you're given a chance to indulge in some
  mild boasting and cheerleading.
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