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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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In our study, of the 14 farmers who keep both docked and undocked Ile de France, Texel and crossbred ewes, five farmers said that there is no difference in the handling of the animals and nine farmers said that sheep with long tail require the most labor, as sustained here: "Sheep with tail have more urine and faeces accumulated; we need to cut dirt off with scissors and when these animals have myiasis on the breech, the medicine is removed by the tail".
Effects of acute pain reduction methods on the chronic inflammatory lesions and behaviour of lambs castrated and tail docked with rubber rings at less than two days of age.
Tail docked Reported frequency of infestation by fly strike Frequently occasionally Rarely Never Yes 13 (11.0%) 34 (28.8%) 39 (33.1%) 32 (27.1%) No 2 (7.1%) 7 (25.0%) 11 (39.3%) 8 (28.6%) Tail docked N P-value Yes 118 0.5400 No 28 N=Number of respondents.
Typically, when fewer items are being cross docked fewer renovations are needed.
"Cross docking cannot fully achieve its objectives without a good core of receiving/shipping supervisors and logistical planners who can identify product that needs to be cross docked and redirect personnel to make it happen," says Egan.
Once on orbit, the docking system will give the crew the capability to remain docked at the ISS for up to seven months.