verb (used with object), cor·ralled, cor·ral·ling.
- to seize; capture.
- to collect, gather, or garner: to corral votes.
- corpuscular theory,
- correcting plate
Origin of corral
Examples from the Web for corralled
This was where they corralled their livestock at night, and where the warm smell of animals still lingered.
The Internet is too protean and easy to penetrate to be corralled by either the power of money or lobbyist influence-peddling.
The Democratic women were corralled to vote for Obama in 2008 because of one issue: reproductive rights.
Papa Claude corralled him in the corner with the Daibutsu and pompously presented each guest in turn.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
Meantime the band from the westward was rounding up and driving off every animal that had not been corralled.The Covered Wagon|Emerson Hough
There were nearly 300,000 shares outstanding, which the Scheftels corporation had not corralled in its contract.My Adventures with Your Money|George Graham Rice
Some one of the corralled and scourged may stick a smile into his back.The Book of the Damned|Charles Fort
"I'll join you as soon as I see that you have corralled your man," replied George.George at the Fort|Harry Castlemon
verb -rals, -ralling or -ralled (tr) US and Canadian
Word Origin for corral
1580s, from Spanish corral, from corro "ring," Portuguese curral, of uncertain origin. Perhaps ultimately African, or from Vulgar Latin *currale "enclosure for vehicles," from Latin currus "two-wheeled vehicle," from currere "to run."
1847, from corral (n.); meaning "to lay hold of, collar," is U.S. slang from 1860. Related: Corraled.