The two players who were last to be hit in the two games are captains to choose up for the next time.
The old oak where we were used to choose up stood motionless, as if it dreamed over the old days.
Grant suggested that she choose up for one side, and he would for the other.
She was allowed to choose up for her side in “No bears out tonight,” though this honor usually fell to one of the bigger girls.
Captains were chosen, and they would "choose up" till the school was divided into two classes.
Come on down to Kingman's, fellers,” I shouted, “an' choose up sides!
Old English ceosan "choose, seek out, select; decide, test, taste, try; accept, approve" (class II strong verb; past tense ceas, past participle coren), from Proto-Germanic *keus- (cf. Old Frisian kiasa, Old Saxon kiosan, Dutch kiezen, Old High German kiosan, German kiesen, Old Norse kjosa, Gothic kiusan "choose," Gothic kausjan "to taste, test"), from PIE root *geus- "to taste, relish" (see gusto). Only remotely related to choice. Variant spelling chuse is Middle English, very frequent 16c.-18c. The irregular past participle leveled out to chosen by 1200.