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often humorous to decide that someone should be given a particular important job
to choose someone to do a particular job or have a particular position
to choose someone to do a job for you or to represent you
to choose someone for a particular job, position, or prize
to choose the people who you want to have in a particular group
to choose someone for a job or position, especially an important one
to choose one person from a group for special attention
American to choose someone for a particular job, responsibility, or honour
an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment
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