choose up

choose up
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chooz uhp]
    • /tʃuz ʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chooz uhp]
    • /tʃuz ʌp/

Definitions of choose up words

  • noun choose up to decide on the opposing players, as for an impromptu ballgame 3
  • verb with object choose up to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference: She chose Sunday for her departure. 1
  • verb with object choose up to prefer or decide (to do something): He chose to run for election. 1
  • verb with object choose up to want; desire: I choose moving to the city. 1
  • verb with object choose up (especially in children's games) to contend with (an opponent) to decide, as by odd or even, who will do something: I'll choose you to see who gets to bat first. 1
  • verb without object choose up to make a choice, or select from two or more possibilities: Accepted by several colleges, the boy chose carefully. 1

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Origin of choose up

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English chosen, chēsen, Old English cēosan; cognate with Gothic kiusan, Old High German kiosan (German kiesen); akin to Greek geúesthai to enjoy, Latin gustāre to taste (see gusto)

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Parts of speech for Choose up


choose up popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

choose up usage trend in Literature

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