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herd

verb     /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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