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English definition of “dock”

dock

verb [T] (REMOVE)    /dɒk/ US  /dɑːk/
to remove part of something: The university has docked lecturers ' pay / wages by 20 percent because of their refusal to mark exam papers . The lambs ' tails are docked (= cut short ) for hygiene reasons .Cutting off and disconnecting
(Definition of dock verb (REMOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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