choose up


chose up; chosen up; choosing up; chooses 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 This solid gold nameplate necklace comes in two chain lengths and the option to choose up to 10 letters for a personalized piece of jewelry that will be cherished forever. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 5 Dec. 2023 Byrd advises clients to choose up to four colors in the same color family and paint samples of 2 feet by 2 feet on all four elevations of the home. Ryan Conner, Dallas News, 5 June 2023 New Yorkers will have to contend with ranked-choice voting for the first time: Instead of casting a single vote for a single candidate in most races, voters will be allowed to choose up to five, ranking them in order of preference. New York Times, 25 May 2021 In Missouri, as the condemned, Johnson is allowed to choose up to five witnesses, but state law barred his daughter from being one of them because of her age. Dakin Andone, CNN, 27 Nov. 2022 Voters are asked to choose up to five people in the race. Shaun McKinnon, The Arizona Republic, 28 Oct. 2022 Having the option to choose up to 16GB of RAM should also aid performance, though the base model includes a resectable 6GB. Dave Leclair, PCMAG, 28 July 2022 Instead of having the captains choose up sides on national TV, why not do it on the court, playground style, just before tipoff?. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Feb. 2022 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, 23 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of choose up was in 1850

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“Choose up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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