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muster

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmustermus‧ter1 /ˈmʌstə $ -ər/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 TRY TO DO OR GET something[transitive] (also muster up something) to get enough courage, confidence, support etc to do something, especially with difficulty syn summon (up)muster (up) the courage/confidence/energy etc to do something 🔊 Finally I mustered up the courage to ask her out. 🔊 Senator Newbolt has been trying to muster support for his proposals. 🔊 ‘It’s going to be fine, ’ replied David, with as much confidence as he could muster.2 CROWD[intransitive, transitive] if soldiers muster, or if someone musters them, they come together in a group syn gather 🔊 In April 1185, he began to muster an army.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
musterIn their second innings Sri Lanka could only muster 256.But it would have taken more courage than I could muster.Opera debut as Susanna, mustered a big, bright sound from her very small stature.And on the next day the Zuwaya did indeed muster a majority of 117 votes in the first count.There were two knocks on the door before Graham could muster a reply.Though Saskia musters all her forces to stave off adolescence, hormones are against her.With more bravery than she had ever mustered before, Louisa retraced her steps.Mandela mustered encouragement for the refugees, who are mostly Hutu.Passengers were mustered to the lifeboats.muster (up) the courage/confidence/energy etc to do somethingThat you mustered the courage to come here in the first place-we know how disconcerting this sort of thing is for you.It had taken the last half-hour to muster the courage to mention the subject yet again.He was mustering up the courage to quit when Spider touched him on the shoulder.
Related topics: Army
mustermuster2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 pass muster (as something)2 [countable] literaryPMAGROUP OF PEOPLE a gathering together of soldiers so that they can be counted, checked etc
Examples from the Corpus
musterMustering was administered by the counts, who were frequently accused of bribery and coercion in the tally of the muster.And now that he had his muster here, what would the king do?What did it matter what the Royal Society thought of H-2, if its mechanism did not pass muster with him?Although they hail from Quebec, the hurdy-gurdy of this ensemble is sure to pass muster with the average colonial.Critically surveying her reflection, she told herself she would pass muster.The schools might not have been able to offer courses that would pass muster.When it came to the physical attributes that Fred plainly valued, Lou Spooner passed muster.
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Verb table
muster
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymuster
he, she, itmusters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymustered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mustered
he, she, ithas mustered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mustered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill muster
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mustered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mustering
he, she, itis mustering
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you, we, theyare mustering
Past
I, he, she, itwas mustering
you, we, theywere mustering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mustering
he, she, ithas been mustering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mustering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mustering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mustering
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