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in the dock

1. On trial in a court, especially for a criminal case. The once all-powerful executive has been in the dock for the past month over allegations of money laundering within his company.
2. Subjected to intense scrutiny or examination. John found himself in the dock after his wife caught him having an affair with another woman.
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dock (something) from (something)

To take money one has earned from one's pay. If you come in late again, I'll have to dock the time from your paycheck.
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in dock

1. Literally, of a boat or ship, moored at a dock. My uncle owns a small river boat in Cambridge, but it's been in dock for years.
2. In custody for a crime. Primarily heard in UK. A former aide of the slain member of parliament is in dock on suspicions of involvement in his murder.
3. In trouble with a figure or body of authority. Primarily heard in UK. The football manager may be in dock after making a series of inflammatory comments about the referee overseeing last night's match.
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put (one) in the dock

To subject one to intense scrutiny or examination; to accuse or assign blame to one. The "dock" is the place in a courtroom where a defendant sits during a trial. They're putting everyone in the dock until they can figure out who stole the money from the safe.
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dock something from something

to withhold money from an amount due to someone. I will have to dock this from your paycheck. The boss docked ten dollars from my monthly pay.
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in the dock

On trial, especially in a criminal case. For example, The accused stood in the dock through the entire proceeding. This expression employs dock in the sense of "an enclosed place for the defendant in a court of law," a usage dating from the late 1500s, and is used even in American courts where no such enclosure exists.
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in dock

1 (of a ship) moored in a dock. 2 (of a person) not fully fit and out of action. British informal 3 (of a vehicle) in a garage for repairs.
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in the dock

under investigation or scrutiny for suspected wrongdoing or harm caused. British
In a court of law, the dock is the enclosure where the defendant stands during a trial.
1995 Times For once, Britain was not in the dock as others took the heat.
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put somebody in the ˈdock

accuse somebody of doing something wrong: The government is being put in the dock for failing to warn the public about the flu epidemic.
The dock in a court of law is the place where the person who has been accused of a crime stands or sits during a trial.
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Other features to look for when selecting a dock door, Brown says, are rubber--instead of brushstyle--seals at the top, bottom and sides of the panels to prevent water from entering the openings and causing slippery conditions on the dock floor.
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Like his docks, the boats with truss-style framework constructed out of marine grade aluminium alloy are self-bailing and designed to endure the rocks and shoals the Georgian Bay area is notorious for.
When the last pits closed in the early 1990s, the port developed a niche market in the handling of bulk raw materials and operations were concentrated in the South Dock, with the North Dock reinventing itself as a fishing port.
Virtually all dock seal manufacturers have offered fire retardant fabric and foam components in their dock seals for years.
At the end of the green dock is a delicate pavilion for remembrance of the war dead of Newham, the local borough.
Full access can be difficult to achieve on a traditional loading dock with doors, seals and dock levelers that are not sized properly.
Example 2: M, a manufacturer, makes a dock sale in Texas, having the goods shipped to North Carolina.
The courts have consistently held that "within this state' modifies the word purchaser," thereby attributing dock sales to the state of ultimate destination.
Richfood will immediately shift the pallets from its receiving dock over to its shipping dock and send them on outbound trucks, along with warehouse-picked goods, to the stores.
IN MOST BUILDINGS THE SHIPPING and receiving dock receives far less attention than the lobby and other public areas.
A NEW pavilion could be built outside the Albert Dock as bosses bid to breathe new life into the worldfamous attraction.
The aim of the acquisition is to move the ship from Kotka Maritime Centre Vellamo museum ship shipyard pier, dock to dock the ship in accordance with the docking list and move back to the ship docked in Kotka Maritime Centre Vellamo museum ship to the dock.