plural of dock
as in wharves
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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verb (1)

present tense third-person singular of dock


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verb (2)

present tense third-person singular of dock
as in lands
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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“Docks.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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