muster up

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Verb1.muster up - gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"
gather, pull together, collect, garner - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
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Happy was the trapper who could muster up a red blanket, a string of gay beads, or a paper of precious vermilion, with which to win the smiles of a Shoshonie fair one.
Valley St James took a narrow 2-1 lead after the completion of the men's games, but during the ladies pairings the visitors took a commanding lead winning all three match-ups, leaving the home side with too much to do as they could only muster up two wins out of three in the mixed doubles.
The muster, as it is called, refers to the days when local fire departments were made up of volunteers, and departments had to muster up enough men to fight a fire effectively.