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verb dock pronunciation in British English /dɒk/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledocking
past tensedocked
past participledocked
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a ship docks, it arrives at a dock
  2. 2
    [transitive] to take money out of someones salary, especially as a punishment
    They dock your wages if you’re late more than twice.
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  3. 4
    [transitive] to cut an animals tail very short


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