muster in(redirected from muster him in)
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1. To enlist oneself in the military. All the young men my age were mustering in to fight the war, but I had to remain behind because of my crippled leg.
2. To enlist someone else in the military. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "muster" and "in." The sergeant went to high schools around the country trying to muster in young men and women. They threatened to muster Daniel in if he didn't improve his grades and clean up his act.
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Enlist in military service. For example, They were mustered in at Fort Dix. The antonym is muster out, meaning "to leave or be discharged from military service," as in He was mustered out and given a dishonorable discharge. [First half of 1800s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To enlist someone in military service. Used chiefly in the passive: Once the men were mustered in, they got their heads shaved.
2. To enlist in military service: In the US, you can't officially muster in until you're 18 years old.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.