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Definition of marshal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they marshal
    he / she / it marshals
    past simple marshaled ()marshalled
    -ing form marshaling ()marshalling
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  1. 1marshal something to gather together and organize the people, things, ideas, etc. that you need for a particular purpose synonym muster They have begun marshaling forces to send relief to the hurricane victims. to marshal your arguments/thoughts/facts
  2. 2marshal somebody to control or organize a large group of people Police were brought in to marshal the crowd.
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