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choose

verb [I or T] uk   /tʃuːz/ (chose, chosen) us  
A1 to decide what you want from two or more things or possibilities: She had to choose between the two men in her life. Danny, come here and choose your ice cream. He chose a shirt from the many in his wardrobe. [+ question word] It's difficult choosing where to live. [+ two objects] I've chosen Luis a present/I've chosen a present for Luis. Yesterday the selectors chose Dales as the team's new captain. [+ obj + to infinitive ] The firm's directors chose Emma to be the new production manager. choose to do sth B1 to decide to do something: Katie chose (= decided) to stay away from work that day. little/not much to choose between When there is little to choose between two or more things, they are (all) very similar.
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