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English vocabulary for the 'World Cup' Let's CHEER for our favorite teams!

The word cheer can be used as a noun:

cheer

 noun
a shout of joy, support or praiseA great cheer went up from the crowd.

Or as a verb:

cheer

 verb
to shout loudly, to show support or praise for somebody, or to give them encouragementWe all cheered as the team came on to the field.

BUT...

Sometimes we don't want to cheer, we want to do the opposite. Do you know the opposite of cheer? It's boo!
Boo also has 2 forms:

boo

 exclamation, noun
a sound that people make to show that they do not like an actor, speaker, etc‘Boo!’ they shouted, ‘Get off!’We also shout 'Boo!' when we want to scare someone.

Or as a verb:

boo

 verb
to show that you do not like a person, performance, idea, etc. by shouting booThe audience booed as she started her speech.



All helpful definitions on my blog are from The Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary:



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