muster Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “muster” in the English Dictionary

"muster" in British English

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musterverb [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.
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musternoun [C]

uk   /ˈmʌs.tər/  us   /-tɚ/
a ​group of ​people, ​especiallysoldiers, who have been ​brought together
(Definition of muster from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"muster" in American English

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 us   /ˈmʌs·tər/

muster verb (PRODUCE)

[T] to ​produce or ​encourage an ​emotion or ​support for something: I ​shouted with all the ​lungpower I could muster.

muster verb (GATHER)

[I/T] to ​gather together as a ​group or ​force, or to ​cause a ​force to ​gather, esp. in ​preparation for a ​fight: [T] Opponents will have to muster at least 23 ​votes to ​defeat the ​bill.
(Definition of muster from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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