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herd

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Agriculture, Animals
herdherd1 /hɜːd $ hɜːrd/ ●●○ noun  1 [countable]TAHBA a group of animals of one kind that live and feed togetherflockherd of a herd of cattle herds of elephantssee thesaurus at group2 the herd
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herdMost economists and investment advisers run in a herd.Stedman kept a herd of goats on the island opposite.On patrol, game warden Jay Little Hawk discovers the bodies of a herd of mutilated deer.A herd of cattle or sheep is almost as easy to tend if it contains fifty animals as twenty-five.When they eventually withdrew they took with them four thousand slaves and great herds of cattle.The Shetland's main role today is in multi-suckler herds, where their dual-purpose nature is invaluable.The herd had once consisted of 150 animals.herd ofa herd of elephants
Related topics: Agriculture
herdherd2 verb  1 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]UNITE to bring people together in a large group, especially roughly The prisoners were herded together. I don’t want to be herded around with a lot of tourists.herd somebody into something The visitors were herded into two large halls.2 [transitive]TA to make animals move together in a group It was Tom’s duty to herd the cows.3 something is like herding cats
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herdLater yet we are herded down to the basement, told to crouch and to cover our heads with our arms.They are herded here and there, and I don't think she can cope with so many children.Except in the case of the stallion deliberately herding his mares, this is not a question of dominance or bullying.Sometimes the Scouts took the initiative, and inextremis Sergeant Juron herded his squad hastily.The visitors were herded into two large halls, which were once the hotel ballroom and dining room.Observe people being herded like cattle through airports and theaters.Protesters were surrounded by police and herded on to school buses.Cowboys rounded up the steers and herded them north.William blushed a bit, so I turned his shoulders toward the staircase and herded us all in that direction.herded togetherThe panic-stricken fish bolt ahead of them until a whole shoal has been herded together and trapped between the birds and the shore.
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Verb table
herd
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyherd
he, she, itherds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyherded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave herded
he, she, ithas herded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad herded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill herd
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have herded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam herding
he, she, itis herding
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you, we, theyare herding
Past
I, he, she, itwas herding
you, we, theywere herding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been herding
he, she, ithas been herding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been herding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be herding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been herding
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