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shepherd

noun [C]  /ˈʃep·ərd/ (female shepherdess,  /ˈʃep·ərd·əs/) us  
a person who takes care of sheep

shepherd

verb [T always + adv/prep]  /ˈʃep·ərd/ us  
to move and care for sheep, or to lead people somewhere: Visitors are shepherded through the mansion by volunteers. Roberti shepherded the legislation through Congress (= made sure it was approved).
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