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marshalverb [T]

uk   /ˈmɑː.ʃəl/  us   /ˈmɑːr-/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to bring together or organize people or things in order to achieve a particular aim: The fighting in the city followed reports of the rebels marshalling their forces in the countryside. The company is marshalling its forces/resources for a long court case. They had marshalled an armada of 1,000 boats to help clear up the oil. It is unlikely that the rebels will be able to marshal as much firepower as the government troops.

marshalnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɑː.ʃəl/  us   /ˈmɑːr-/

marshal noun [C] (OFFICIAL)

UK an official who is involved in the running of a public event: Marshals struggled in vain to prevent spectators rushing onto the racetrack.

marshal noun [C] (LEADER)

US someone who is involved in a public event, especially a famous person chosen to lead a parade: The parade's grand marshal carried an elaborately carved staff.

marshal noun [C] (LAW)

US a government official who is responsible for putting the decisions of a law court into action: US marshals specialize in finding fugitives and escapees.

marshal noun [C] (OFFICER)

(also Marshal) a title used for important officers in the armed forces of some countries: a field marshal/air vice marshal Marshal Pétain [as form of address] Yes, Marshal. (also Marshal) a title used for police or fire officers in some parts of the US: The deputy state fire marshal led the arson investigation. [as form of address] Thank you, Marshal.
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