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corral

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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corralcor‧ral1 /kəˈrɑːl $ kəˈræl/ noun [countable]  TAa fairly small enclosed area where cattle, horses etc can be kept temporarily, especially in North America
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corralIn addition, they gave equestrian center managers permission to add 17 corrals and space for up to two dozen more horses.The signs of depopulation are all around: the remains of a school, a corral and houses just down the valley.Surrounding the farm area were some eight acres of yards and corrals, suitable for sheep and cattle.Empty saddles in the old corral My tears would be dry tonight.We stood around the corral watching a cowboy saddle the horse.After lunch we gather at the corral.Even the corrals had weeds in them, because the horses were gone.We went to the corral and caught and saddled the horses.
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corralcorral2 verb (corralled, corralling British English, corraled, corraling American English) [transitive]  1 TAto make animals move into a corral They corralled the cattle before loading them onto the truck.2 KEEP somebody IN A PLACEto keep people in a particular area, especially in order to control them Once at the airport, we were herded to the gate and corralled into a small room.
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corralIdeas do not exist in a vacuum, free-floating in outer space, waiting to be corralled.The secret of exciting pop lies in corralling a succession of brilliant moments.The majority, over 2000, were slowly corralled and herded into Trafalgar Square, where they were detained for 4 hours.Social psychologist Rowland S.. Miller, however, has corralled eight reasons by drawing on years of research in psychology.Lewis couldn't be corralled for an interview.Keep the kids corralled safely in the backyard.We could corral them into one big mass of frightened bugs.The media strained against the yellow stanchion that kept them corralled toward the back.
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Verb table
corral
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycorral
he, she, itcorrals
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycorralled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave corralled
he, she, ithas corralled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad corralled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill corral
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have corralled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam corralling
he, she, itis corralling
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you, we, theyare corralling
Past
I, he, she, itwas corralling
you, we, theywere corralling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been corralling
he, she, ithas been corralling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been corralling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be corralling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been corralling
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