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 for To cheer ship
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cheer \Cheer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cheered (ch[=e]rd); p. pr.
     & vb. n. cheering.]
     1. To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; --
        often with up. --Cowpe.
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     2. To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to
        inspirit; to solace or comfort.
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              The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers;
        as, to cheer hounds in a chase.
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     To cheer ship, to salute a passing ship by cheers of
        sailors stationed in the rigging.
  
     Syn: To gladden; encourage; inspirit; comfort; console;
          enliven; refresh; exhilarate; animate; applaud.
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