verb (used with object), cor·ralled, cor·ral·ling.
- to seize; capture.
- to collect, gather, or garner: to corral votes.
Origin of corral
Examples from the Web for corralling
But the Chinese have shown little interest, of late, in corralling its own hackers—let alone those from another country.
"Corralling this fire, of course," Bob panted, dashing at a marauding little flame.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
The whole movement of corralling us was done so quietly and quickly that it was accomplished before we knew it.The Adventures of Buffalo Bill|Col. William F. Cody
After corralling a school of sand minnows, they closed them in.Green Eyes|Roy J. Snell
Well, the sheds had to be cleared out, and a system of corralling adopted which was only called for during times like these.Our Home in the Silver West|Gordon Stables
The chaos about the trains was straightening out, and the men were corralling the wagons, and unharnessing the mules and horses.The Road Builders|Samuel Merwin
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.