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To gather people or animals together into a group. A noun or pronoun can be used between "herd" and "together." Have you ever tried to herd together a bunch of cats? Yeah, it's impossible. The teacher spent most of the field trip herding the schoolchildren together.
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herd someone or something together
to bunch people or animals together. Let's herd all the kids together and take them in the house for ice cream and cake. I herded all the puppies together and put them in a box while I cleaned their play area.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.