ADJ. big, deafening, great, hearty, huge, loud, rousing The players were greeted by rousing cheers.
VERB + CHEER give (sb) They gave a big cheer when I finally arrived. | be greeted by/with, get, raise She got a loud cheer when she finished speaking.
CHEER + VERB go up A deafening cheer went up from the crowd.
CHEER + NOUN leader
PREP. amid/amidst ~ He accepted the prize amid cheers. | to ~s She went off the stage to loud cheers. | ~ for a cheer for democracy | ~ from There were loud cheers from the crowd. | ~ of cheers of welcome
PHRASES three cheers for sb/sth Three cheers for Mr Jones, who has been such a wonderful teacher!
1 shout to encourage sb
ADV. loudly, wildly The crowd cheered loudly as the goalkeeper made a brilliant save.
PREP. for The fans cheered for their team.
2 make sb happy/more hopeful
ADV. greatly, a lot I was greatly cheered by this news. Talking to Jane cheered me up a lot. | a bit | up
PREP. (up) with I cheered her up with memories of our holidays together.