dock

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Noun[change]

Singular
dock

Plural
docks

A boat tied up at a dock
  1. (countable) A dock is solid a place for boats and other vehicles to connect to.
    The truck backed slowing in to the hotel's loading dock with a load of vegetables.
    She ran down the wooden dock to the waiting boat.


Verb[change]

Plain form
dock

Third-person singular
docks

Past tense
docked

Past participle
docked

Present participle
docking

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If a boat or other vehicle docks, it connects to a dock.
  2. (transitive) If you dock someone's pay, you don't pay them the full amount as a punishment.
  3. (transitive & intransitive) If you dock two computers, you connect them using a wire.