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Definition of master verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they master
    he / she / it masters
    past simple mastered
    -ing form mastering
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  1. 1master something to learn or understand something completely to master new skills/techniques French was a language he had never mastered.
  2. control
  3. 2master something to manage to control an emotion She struggled hard to master her temper.
  4. 3master something/somebody to gain control of an animal or a person
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: master