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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.
2. To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to
inspirit; to solace or comfort.
The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered.
3. To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers;
as, to cheer hounds in a chase.
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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