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as in:  muster strength or the crew

She mustered the courage to introduce herself.
  to gather

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muster mustered mustering musters
The exact meaning of this sense of muster is often subject to its context. For example:
  • "mustered her courage/strength/a smile" — to gather from within
  • "muster the soldiers/crew" — to gather — typically for inspection
  • "muster volunteers/votes" — to gather enough to do something
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  • She mustered the courage to introduce herself.
  • Muster the crew for inspection.
  • Can you muster enough votes to get it passed?
  • Go, muster men.
    Shakespeare  --  King Richard III

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  • Any time I went fishing, she got fish. And all the soybean meal and alfalfa I could muster.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • after we had mustered in the drop room of the Rodger Young, our platoon leader inspected us.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
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Associated words [difficulty]:   muster [2]
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