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cheerleading

[cheer-lee-ding] /ˈtʃɪərˌli dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the action or skill of a cheerleader.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; cheer + leading1

cheerlead

[cheer-leed] /ˈtʃɪərˌlid/
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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Examples for cheerleading
  • 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.
  • The latter does not have means to inflict as much harm as western evil empires with their cheerleading media has.
  • In lieu of real change, the agency has apparently been trying to boost morale through some rather elaborate cheerleading.
  • The first film dealt with the selection and training of the famed pulchritudinous cheerleading lineup.
  • At one time, all three of those teams had official cheerleading squads.
  • For information on the cheerleading program click here.
  • It is pointed out that all pyramids and balances should meet the safety requirements of cheerleading and gymnastics organizations.

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