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verb [transitive] herd pronunciation in British English /hɜː(r)d/
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present tense
present participleherding
past tenseherded
past participleherded
  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.

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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