Definition of shepherd verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shepherd

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈʃepəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃepərd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shepherd
BrE BrE//ˈʃepəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃepərd//
 
he / she / it shepherds
BrE BrE//ˈʃepədz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃepərdz//
 
past simple shepherded
BrE BrE//ˈʃepədɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃepərdɪd//
 
past participle shepherded
BrE BrE//ˈʃepədɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃepərdɪd//
 
-ing form shepherding
BrE BrE//ˈʃepədɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃepərdɪŋ//
 
 
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shepherd somebody + adv./prep. to guide somebody or a group of people somewhere, making sure they go where you want them to go He shepherded her towards a line of taxis. Miss Rogers shepherded the children across the road. Word Origin Old English scēaphierde, from sheep + obsolete herd ‘herdsman’.
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