choose up

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

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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 The girls can choose up to three pieces in the jewelry and makeup rooms to finish their look. Christen A. Johnson,, "Glass Slipper Project gives prom dream dresses — and more — to Chicago high school girls," 17 Apr. 2018 To bring all this out, and to have us choose up sides again — no. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "As Troy revisits secret report, experts say public's right to know weak in Michigan," 9 Apr. 2018 Otherwise, opt for one of their dozen concoctions varying from plain and simple to New York-style and even vegan or delight in building your own pie and choose up to three ingredients, with no more than two meats per pie. The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Gerry Frank's picks: Find the best pizza at Pizza a' fetta and Apizza Scholls," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of choose up

1850, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of choose up was in 1850

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