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dock

noun [C]  /dɑk/ us  

dock noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

a structure built out over water in a port along which ships can land to load and unload, or the enclosed area of water between two such structures A dock is also a flat, raised area attached to a building and used for loading and unloading trucks.

dock

verb  /dɑk/ us  

dock verb (ARRIVE)

[I/T] to arrive at a dock or to bring a ship into a dock: [I] The ship docked in Japan, and he took another to Korea.

dock verb (REMOVE)

[T] to take away a part of someone’s pay: I’ve used up my sick days, and if I take another day off they’ll dock me a day’s pay.
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