English version

in the dock

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishin the dockin the dockespecially British English thought to have done something dishonest, harmful, or wrong These chemicals remain in the dock until we have more scientific evidence. dock
Examples from the Corpus
in the dockHe was led up a concrete staircase and emerged in the dock in the middle of the courtroom.The submersible rose higher in the dock, the overflowing sea rushing like a tide over their boots.Wearing open-neck, light blue-striped shirts, the pair stood alongside each other in the dock.The Masai, Tepilit, is standing handcuffed between two policemen in the dock as the circuit judge enters.He sat in the dock dressed in a white shirt, dark blue tie and grey cardigan.Smith sat sobbing and shaking in the dock with a prison officer between her and her father as the case was heard.The three older defendants stood in the dock flanked by police officers.The first forcibly draws the reader's attention to the changing costing scene that has placed traditional costing systems in the dock.
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