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dockdock1 /dɒk $ dɑːk/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable]TTW a place in a port where ships are loaded, unloaded, or repaireddry dock 🔊 A crowd was waiting at the dock to greet them.in dock 🔊 The ship is in dock for repairs.2 the docks3 [countable] American English a jetty4 the dock5 in the dock6 [countable, uncountable]HBP a plant with thick green leaves that grows wild in Britain 🔊 a dock leaf7 [countable] a piece of equipment that connects a portable media player to a computer, television etc
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dockSo many defendants have been squeezed into court that extra benches were needed to make one large dock.Two more docks were added in 1852 and 1856.The town already has one cruise ship dock.I imagined I could feel my feet getting wet as the dock sank with shame into the bay.The boat crossed the bay and let them off at the dock, directly below the hotel.Hard by the docks, the Cunard Building was the site of a special drop-in centre for veterans of the battle.Moving on, Ishmael comes to a dim sort of light near the docks.Cyril sat on the dock and stared out over the water.Cyril sat on the dock and took a long puff.Small boats under sail don't use the docks.in dockThe ship is now in dock for repairs.dock leafCrossly, he came out of the bushes and searched around for a dock leaf.However, a dock leaf is useless against wasp stings, which contain an alkali.
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dockdock2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 ships [intransitive, transitive]TTW if a ship docks, or if the captain docks it, it sails into a dock so that it can unloaddock at/in 🔊 We docked at Rangoon the next morning.2 dock somebody’s wages/pay/salary3 computers [transitive] to connect two computers using an electrical wiredock something to/into/with something 🔊 Users can dock a laptop to their desktop setup.4 spacecraft [intransitive + with]TTS if two spacecraft dock, they join together in space5 animals [transitive]MHHBA to cut an animal’s tail short
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dockA trained work elephant then moved up on either side, rather like tugs docking a ship.The boat docked at Ancora, where Scottie was accepted and allowed to land.When the ship docked at Southampton its cargo was immediately inspected.Patients could watch trains load and unload cargo from the ships docked at the waterfront.The ship docked in Honolulu on November 1.We finally docked in Portland, Maine, happy to be on dry land again.The transfer began immediately after Atlantis docked late Saturday.When the right neurotransmitter docks with the appropriate receptor, the physical structure of the receptor molecule changes.The repair ship docked with the space station Mir last night.dock at/inChaucer worked in the first Customs House, and Pepys saw the building of the first wet dock at Blackwall.The two brothers parted at the docks in Lothern.Very comfortable boat, available for inspection at our docks in Miami.The project includes a railway line, a new town and a 12,000 tonnes per year coal dock at Prince Rupert.Al Tingley is one fisherman who puts up his boat for the winter and works the fuel dock in the cold months.Patients could watch trains load and unload cargo from the ships docked at the waterfront.
From Longman Business Dictionarydockdock1 /dɒkdɑːk/ noun [countable]1TRANSPORTa place in a port where ships are loaded and unloadedOil can go by pipeline to a nearby dock where tankers can load it.2docks [plural] a port areaJames turned up at the docks expecting a luxury liner, only to find a cargo ship. see also dry dock3LAW the dock the part of a law court where the person who is accused of a crime standsWith him in the dock and receiving the same sentence was his business partner.dockdock2 verb1[intransitive]TRANSPORTTRAVEL if a ship docks, it sails into a dockThe ferry left Ramsgate for Dunkirk at 9.00am and docked two hours later.2dock somebody’s wages/pay to reduce the amount of money you pay someone, usually as a punishment→ See Verb table
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Verb table
dock
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydock
he, she, itdocks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydocked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave docked
he, she, ithas docked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad docked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dock
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have docked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam docking
he, she, itis docking
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you, we, theyare docking
Past
I, he, she, itwas docking
you, we, theywere docking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been docking
he, she, ithas been docking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been docking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be docking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been docking
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