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corral

Pronunciation: /kəˈræl; kɒˈrɑːl/

Translation of corral in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (for animals) corral (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The Punchestown Boys rode into town saying they were going to build a corral for cattle and horses that would be good for the town.
    • The adult tick does not feed and may live in and around corrals, barns and cattle loafing areas for a year or more waiting to mate.
    • Solar-powered gates can be used at the end of residential driveways, on rural access roads, for livestock corrals, and in many other areas.
    1.2 (of wagons) [History/Historia] círculo (masculine)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

  • 1.1 [cattle] encorralar; [person] acorralar she was corraled by reporters la acorralaron los periodistas 1.2 [wagons] formar un círculo con 1.3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [votes] acaparar, monopolizar*; [sympathy] ganarse

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