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herd
American English: /hərd/
British English: /həːd/

Translation of herd in Spanish:

noun

  • 3 (of people) [derogatory] the (common) herd
    la masa
    el vulgo
    to follow the herd
    seguir a la masa or al rebaño
    Example sentences
    • Get an alpine start by leaving Longs Peak Ranger Station no later than 2 a.m. to beat the storms and the herds of Denverites who crowd the trail all summer.
    • Friday night Bingo crowds were typically large herds of older females.
    • I found myself shouting insults at the telly when I saw herds of women virtually knocking each other unconscious to get at the Stella McCartney clothes in H & M.

transitive verb

  • 1
    Example sentences
    • The kids are to be deposited at the school, herded into minibuses and driven up while the adults walk.
    • Some demonstrators were injured and five reportedly arrested when the police suddenly moved forward to herd people off the roadway.
    • If you want to build a ship, don't herd together people to gather wood — divide the work and give orders.
    Example sentences
    • Children provide much-needed labor in herding livestock and farming.
    • He will be prepared to participate in political change, engage in rebuilding his country, or return to herding livestock.
    • Unlike most dog breeds, it continues to be bred, used and valued for its original purpose - herding livestock.
  • 2
    (people)
    arrear
    the refugees were herded into trucks
    metieron a los refugiados en camiones como si fueran ganado

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (animals)
    ir en manada
  • 2
    (people)
    apiñarse
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