choose up

verb
chose up; chosen up; choosing up; chooses up

Definition of choose up

transitive verb

: to form (sides) especially for a game by having opposing captains choose their players

intransitive verb

: to form sides for a game

Examples of choose up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, customers can choose up to 25 items from a limited list to be delivered by a dedicated Favor runner. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "H-E-B offers two-hour grocery delivery through Favor at every store," 23 Apr. 2020 This happens, in part, because those news organizations that haven’t chosen up sides — those that want to serve all Americans — fear being charged with bias. Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, "We have entered the Trump Unbound era — and journalists need to step it up.," 23 Feb. 2020 Each team can choose up to five players, and can only take one from any team’s unprotected list. BostonGlobe.com, "Teams were allowed to protect 12 players. The players the Revolution protected are: Gustavo Bou, Teal Bunbury, Brandon Bye, Luis Caicedo, Scott Caldwell, Antonio Delamea, Andrew Farrell, Carles Gil, DeJuan Jones, Cristian Penilla, Matt Turner, and Wilfried Zahibo.," 19 Nov. 2019 Voters can choose up to three candidates in their preferential order. Washington Post, "Key factors in Sri Lanka’s presidential election," 14 Nov. 2019 Diners can choose up to four breakfast items including classics like buttermilk pancakes, eggs any style, bacon strips, fruit or hash browns. Fox News, "Dining deals for veterans and active military on Veteran’s Day," 9 Nov. 2015 If the United Bid is selected, FIFA will choose up to 16 host cities across the continent, ranging from Guadalajara to Cincinnati to Montreal. USA TODAY, "Live stream: FIFA Congress meets to pick 2026 World Cup host," 12 June 2018 Not for the last time, America chose up sides over a mercurial, technically ill-informed president with a flair for improvisational decision making. James Grant, WSJ, "‘American Default’ Review: A New Deal for Gold," 28 May 2018 The 20-year-old chose up-and-coming husband-and-wife designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel—whose first couture client had been Bianca Jagger—to create her wedding gown. Julie Miller, Vanities, "Inside Princess Diana’s Fairy-Tale Royal Wedding," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of choose up

1850, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Choose up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choose%20up. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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