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choose (special idiomatic uses are)
1. to do as one likes, take one's own course Mer.V. I. ii. 50 “An you will not have me, choose.”
2. “cannot choose,” have no alternative, cannot do otherwise Tp. I. ii. 186, Cor. IV. iii. 39; followed by “but” Mer.V. III. i. 123, 2H4 III. ii. 223, Ven. 79.
3. “to choose,” to prefer one way or another Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 175 “not half a kiss to choose.”
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