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verb [transitive]     herd pronunciation in British English
/hɜː(r)d/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyherd
he/she/itherds
present participleherding
past tenseherded
past participleherded
  1. 1
    to make a group of animals move together to another place

    Every summer he worked on his uncle’s farm, herding sheep.

    1. a.
      to move people as a group from one place to another

      Tourists were herded from room to room through the museum.

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    like herding cats humorous used to refer to a difficult or impossible task, for example organizing a group of people who all want to do different things

    We have the task of getting people back from the break. It's like herding cats.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/01/2017

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