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muster

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈmʌs.tər/ us    /-tɚ/

muster verb [I or T] (PRODUCE)

to produce or encourage something such as an emotion or support: She managed to muster the courage to ask him to the cinema. The team will need all the strength they can muster to win this game. Opponents are unlikely to be able to muster enough votes to override the veto.

muster verb [I or T] (COME TOGETHER)

(especially of soldiers) to come together, especially in preparation for fighting, or to cause to do this: The twelfth division mustered on the hill. The general mustered his troops.
Phrasal verbs

muster

noun [C] uk   /ˈmʌs.tər/ us    /-tɚ/
a group of people, especially soldiers, who have been brought together
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