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herd

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /hɜːd/ us    /hɝːd/
a large group of animals of the same type that live and feed together: a herd of cattle/elephants/goatsAnimal groupings mainly disapproving a large group of people that is considered together as a group and not separately: Poor Janine - she just follows the herd (= does what all the other people are doing).Groups of people

herd

verb uk   /hɜːd/ us    /hɝːd/
[I or T, + adv/prep] to make animals move together as a group: An old woman was herding the goats.Taking someone somewhere or telling them the wayAnimal farming - general words [T + adv/prep] mainly disapproving to make people move somewhere as a group, often with force or against their wishes: The football fans complained that they had been herded into a small alley.Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way
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