choose\ up\ sides

v. phr.
To form two teams with two captains taking turns choosing players.

The boys chose up sides for a game of softball.

Tom and Joe were the captains. they chose up sides.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • choose up sides — {v. phr.} To form two teams with two captains taking turns choosing players. * /The boys chose up sides for a game of softball./ * /Tom and Joe were the captains. They chose up sides./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • choose up — verb form sides, as for a game (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑form, ↑organize, ↑organise • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • choose — choosable, adj. chooser, n. /choohz/, v., chose; chosen or (Obs.) chose; choosing. v.t. 1. to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference: She chose Sunday for her departure. 2. to prefer or decide (to do something): He chose to run …   Universalium

  • choose up — verb Date: 1850 transitive verb to form (sides) especially for a game by having opposing captains choose their players intransitive verb to form sides for a game < let s choose up and play ball > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • choose sides — help one side or team, take sides    Some of the students will dislike you if you choose sides …   English idioms

  • choose sides — take a stance, choose a position …   English contemporary dictionary

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