Definition of muster verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    muster

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈmʌstə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌstər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they muster
    BrE BrE//ˈmʌstə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌstər//
     
    he / she / it musters
    BrE BrE//ˈmʌstəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌstərz//
     
    past simple mustered
    BrE BrE//ˈmʌstəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌstərd//
     
    past participle mustered
    BrE BrE//ˈmʌstəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌstərd//
     
    -ing form mustering
    BrE BrE//ˈmʌstərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌstərɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[transitive] muster something (up) to find as much support, courage, etc. as you can synonym summon We mustered what support we could for the plan. She left the room with all the dignity she could muster. He could muster only 154 votes at the election. See related entries: Brave
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to come together or to bring people, especially soldiers, together, for example for military action synonym gather The troops mustered. The force mustered 1 000 strong. muster somebody/something to muster an army The navy could muster 44 warships.
  3. 3[transitive] muster something (Australian English, New Zealand English) to gather together sheep or cows
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French moustrer (verb), moustre (noun), from Latin monstrare ‘to show’.
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