choose sides

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choose sides

1. To ally or agree with one person or group in an argument. I refuse to choose sides between my two daughters! I didn't intend to choose sides, but Nancy made the stronger case.
2. 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 sides!
See also: choose, side

choose (up) sides

to select from a group to be on opposing sides for a debate, fight, or game. (Fixed order.) Let's choose up sides and play basketball. The children chose up sides and began the game.
See also: choose, side
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Iraq has obviously chosen sides in Syria's war, by supporting the regime of President Bashar Assad.
Kennedy's feelings and embarrassment, if it had chosen sides before sending out the speaker invitation.
Little Rock's WB and UPN affiliates have finally chosen sides in the War of the New Netlets.
The punter from Forth, near Lanark, had four bets at 15p each on his chosen sides on July 9 last year and on Monday he gleefully collected pounds 4950.
Since the Union, or otherwise, is one of the principal points of argument in the Scottish political debate, this statement indicates that the BBC has chosen sides in the political argument.
As the country has become increasingly polarized, a significant number of opinion writers have, in effect, chosen sides, and aligned themselves with specific political parties and philosophies,'' Falk said.
has not chosen sides, and done so empathically, is to deny reality.