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Definition of herd verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they herd
    he / she / it herds
    past simple herded
    -ing form herding
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to move or make someone or something move in a particular direction + adv./prep. We all herded on to the bus. herd somebody/something + adv./prep. They were herded together into trucks and driven away.
  2. 2[transitive] herd something to make animals move together as a group a shepherd herding his flock
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: herd