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choose up

To divide a group of people into teams, as when playing a sport or game. The game hasn't started yet because it's taking those guys forever to choose up!
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choose up

Select players and form sides for a game or team, as in Jean was always afraid she'd be last when it was time to choose up. [First half of 1900s]
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choose up

v.
To select players and form sides, teams, or some other group for a game or competition: The two captains chose up sides for the baseball game.
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