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verb     dock pronunciation in British English
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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 someone’s salary, especially as a punishment

    They dock your wages if you’re late more than twice.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] if a spacecraft docks, it joins to another spacecraft while they are still in space
  4. 4
    [transitive] to cut an animal’s tail very short


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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