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chose /tʃəʊz/ vb
  1. the past tense of choose



choose /tʃuːz/ vb (chooses, choosing, chose, chosen)
  1. to select (a person, thing, course of action, etc) from a number of alternatives
  2. (tr; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to consider it desirable or proper: I don't choose to read that book
  3. (intransitive) to like; please: you may stand if you choose
  4. cannot choose butto be obliged to: we cannot choose but vote for him
  5. nothing to choose between, little to choose between(of two people or objects) almost equal
Etymology: Old English ceosan; related to Old Norse kjōsa, Old High German kiosan

ˈchooser n



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