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choose  audio  (chz) KEY 

VERB:
chose  (chz) KEY , cho·sen  (chzn) KEY , choos·ing, choos·es
VERB:
tr.
  1. To select from a number of possible alternatives; decide on and pick out.
    1. To prefer above others: chooses the supermarket over the neighborhood grocery store.
    2. To determine or decide: chose to fly rather than drive.
VERB:
intr.
To make a choice; make a selection: was used to doing as she chose.

PHRASAL VERB:
choose up
To choose players and form sides or teams for a game, such as baseball or softball.

IDIOM:
cannot choose but
Can only do; cannot do otherwise: We cannot choose but to observe the rules.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English chesen, from Old English cosan; see geus- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
chooser(Noun)


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