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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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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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Retailers ultimately should be able to trim warehouse space, since the majority of cross docking in the supermarket industry takes place at the retailer's own distribution center.
It is these sorts of demands that have spurred the growth of cross docking," said Johnson.
The Mini Card and Wireless Docking Station reference design kits are available now by contacting WiQuest at sales@WiQuest.
WiQuest's WiDV Technology uses innovations that enable a high-quality and efficient video transport over the WiMedia UWB wireless link from notebook PCs to monitors, projectors and docking stations.
Energia originally developed the docking mechanism for Buran/Mir missions.
The true video output capability of Targus' Universal Docking Station with Video allows users to connect a CRT monitor or LCD screen directly to the docking station via a DVI or VGA port without the hassle of an additional cable connection.
Built-in Security Slot: Easily lock down Targus Universal Docking Station using the built-in standard notebook slot lock
In December, following integrated checkout at Rockwell, the Shuttle/Mir docking system will be delivered to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
Believing he could draw upon his previous docking mechanism modeling experience, he requested details on the Russian device.
Through cross docking manufacturers can drastically reduce costs and improve cycle times
Previously, there weren't high-performing docking stations available for consumer laptops," says Jamie Elgie, Sr.
The AT&T Secure Video Docking Unit is fully compatible with AT&T's new line of Series 1000, 2000 and 4000 secure telephone products.
The sponsorship includes docking systems and lifts for the race site.
The sponsorship includes docking systems and lifts for the demo site of all new Sea Doo personal watercrafts and sport boats.
Benchware Dock enables laboratory chemists to rapidly test compound ideas, before synthesis, against 3-D models of target protein structures using docking calculations previously defined by molecular-modeling specialists.