corral (someone or something)

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corral (someone or something)

To steer or guide someone or something into a particular place. The dog corralled the sheep back into their pen.
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corral someone or something

Fig. to herd someone or something into a corral or other enclosed space. It took the cowboys two hours to corral the mustangs. The nursery school teacher herded the kids off the playground and corraled them in the classroom.
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There are a lot of commercial hay feeders that work well for reducing hay wastage, but for one or two animals in a pen or corral it's cheaper and easier to just use an old tire as a feeder.
In a recent investigation, researchers in Virginia have used laser pulses and beams of microwaves to take the outermost electron of lithium atoms, generally considered to have a cloudlike, everywhere-and-nowhere character and corral it as a sharply defined, orbiting entity.
By its nature, however, consciousness eludes efforts of brain imagers to corral it into neural pens, Lloyd argues.
For example, Coca-Cola--no slouch when it comes to marketing materials--recently contracted with IBM to corral its runaway digital advertising materials into a central repository, where Coca-Cola employees could download myriad rich media files from decades of print, radio, television, and Web advertising.