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

     

    corral

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈrɑːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they corral
    BrE BrE//ˈrɑːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræl//
     
    he / she / it corrals
    BrE BrE//kəˈrɑːlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrælz//
     
    past simple corralled
    BrE BrE//kəˈrɑːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈræld//
     
    past participle corralled
    BrE BrE//kəˈrɑːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈræld//
     
    (also US English) -ing form corraled
    BrE BrE//kəˈrɑːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈræld//
     
    -ing form corralling
    BrE BrE//kəˈrɑːlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrælɪŋ//
     
    (also US English) -ing form corraling
    BrE BrE//kəˈrɑːlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrælɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1corral something to force horses or cows into a corral
  2. 2corral somebody to gather a group of people together and keep them in a particular place
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Spanish and Old Portuguese (now curral), perhaps based on Latin currere ‘to run’. Compare with kraal.
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