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Definition of "muster" []

  • To call (troops) together, as for inspection. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to come together; gather: Bring all the volunteers you can muster. (verb-transitive)
  • To call forth; summon up: mustering up her strength for the ordeal. See Synonyms at call. (verb-transitive)
  • To assemble or gather: mustering for inspection. (verb-intransitive)
  • A gathering, especially of troops, for service, inspection, review, or roll call. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "muster" in a sentence
  • "But failed to make much of an impression and the best I can muster is half-hearted respect."
  • "Even now the best the Repubs can muster is to worry about the Metric system."
  • "The best Gregory can muster is "How has al Qaeda evolved," and Brennan can give a very comfortable, pat answer about us keeping up with their adaptations, yadda yadda blah."