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verb [transitive] master pronunciation in American English /ˈmæstər/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymaster
he/she/itmasters
present participlemastering
past tensemastered
past participlemastered
  1. 1
    to learn something thoroughly so that you know it or can do it very well
    Even after studying it for years, she never managed to master the Greek language.
    master the art of (doing) something: Lewis has mastered the art of giving nothing away in interviews.
  2. 2
    to manage to control something such as an emotion
    It seemed that the senator was unable to master his feelings.

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