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dock

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(Entry 1 of 3)

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

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1 to make less in extent or duration
  • the editorial was docked by about a hundred words to make it fit on the page

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2 to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument
  • the boxer's tail was docked soon after birth

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Synonyms & Antonyms of dock (Entry 3 of 3)

to stop at or near a place along the shore
  • the cruise ship docked at the first port of call early the next morning

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The first known use of dock was before the 12th century

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“Dock.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dock. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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