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muster out

1. To leave or resign from the military. My father served in the Marines for twenty years before mustering out in 1993.
2. To discharge someone from the military. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "muster" and "out." He sued the Navy after he was mustered out in the late 80's for his sexual orientation. They threatened to muster him out if he revealed the information to the public.
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muster out of something

to be discharged from military service. He mustered out of the service before his time was up. I want to know how I can muster out too.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

muster out

v.
1. To discharge someone from military service. Used chiefly in the passive: The last of the soldiers who fought in that battle were mustered out last week.
2. To be discharged from military service: I mustered out last month, and I'm proud that I had the chance to serve my country.
See also: muster, out
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.
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