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dock

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dock

  1. a structure used by boats and ships for taking on or landing cargo and passengers <the boat remained tied up at the dock for a week, waiting for the weather to clear> Synonyms float, jetty, landing, levee, pier, quai, quay, wharf Related Words berth, mooring, slip; embarcadero [West]; dockyard, marina, quayage, shipyard, wharfage




dock

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dock

  1. 1 to make less in extent or duration <the editorial was docked by about a hundred words to make it fit on the page> Synonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, cut back, dock, elide, syncopate, truncateRelated Words abstract, digest, encapsulate, epitomize, recapitulate, summarize, sum up; abate, compress, constrict, contract, cut, cut down, pare, prune, trim; decrease, de-escalate, deflate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, moderate, modify, reduce, retrench, shrink, slash, subtract (from), taperNear Antonyms enlarge, expand, supplement; add, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, boost, dilate, escalate, heighten, increase, maximize, pump up, raise; blow up, distend, inflate, swellAntonyms elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract

  2. 2 to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument <the boxer's tail was docked soon after birth> Synonyms bob, crop, cut, cut back, dock, lop (off), nip, pare, poll, prune, shave, shear, snip, trimRelated Words skive, whittle; manicure, mow; pinch, stump; curtail, shortenNear Antonyms elongate, extend, lengthen




dock

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dock

  1. to stop at or near a place along the shore <the cruise ship docked at the first port of call early the next morning> Synonyms anchor, dockRelated Words berth, moor, tie up; beach, ground; harbor; arrive, reach, show up, turn up; debark, disembarkNear Antonyms embark, launch, sail




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