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dock

  
[1]  
      n  
1    a wharf or pier  
2    a space between two wharves or piers for the mooring of ships  
3    an area of water that can accommodate a ship and can be closed off to allow regulation of the water level  
4       short for       dry dock  
5       short for       scene dock  
6      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a platform from which lorries, goods trains, etc., are loaded and unloaded  
      vb  
7    to moor (a vessel) at a dock or (of a vessel) to be moored at a dock  
8    to put (a vessel) into a dry dock for repairs or (of a vessel) to come into a dry dock  
9    (of two spacecraft) to link together in space or link together (two spacecraft) in space  
     (C14: from Middle Dutch docke; perhaps related to Latin ducere to lead)  
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dock   [2]  
      n  
1    the bony part of the tail of an animal, esp. a dog or sheep  
2    the part of an animal's tail left after the major part of it has been cut off  
      vb   tr  
3    to remove (the tail or part of the tail) of (an animal) by cutting through the bone  
to dock a tail, to dock a horse     
4    to deduct (an amount) from (a person's wages, pension, etc.)  
they docked a third of his wages     
     (C14: dok, of uncertain origin)  

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dock   [3]  
      n   an enclosed space in a court of law where the accused sits or stands during his trial  
     (C16: from Flemish dok sty)  

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dock   [4]  
      n  
1    any of various temperate weedy plants of the polygonaceous genus Rumex, having greenish or reddish flowers and typically broad leaves  
2    any of several similar or related plants  
     (Old English docce; related to Middle Dutch, Old Danish docke, Gaelic dogha)  

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dock

  
[1]  
      n  
1    harbour, pier, quay, waterfront, wharf  
      vb  
2    anchor, berth, drop anchor, land, moor, put in, tie up  
3      (of spacecraft)   couple, hook up, join, link up, rendezvous, unite  

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dock   [2]  
      vb  
1    clip, crop, curtail, cut off, cut short, diminish, lessen, shorten  
2    decrease, deduct, diminish, lessen, reduce, subtract, withhold  
  
Antonyms     
  
2    augment, boost, increase, raise  

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