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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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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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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.
See also: dock, put, somebody
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One hundred and eighteen farmers docked tails (80.8%) and 76 (64.4%) farmers gave more than one reason for tail docking (Figure 2B).
Docking was done by 68.9% of breeders who had Dorper and by 30.8% of farmers who had Santa Ines (native short-haired breed); although this procedure is only allowed on wool sheep breeds.
Regarding tail docking techniques, most farmers docked tails using rubber ring (82.2%), followed by rubber ring with surgical removing of tails some hours after (5.1%), surgical removing of tails with scalpel (5.1%), electrical pliers (3.4%), hot iron (2.5%), and rubber ring with cauterization some hours after (1.7%).
Only six (5.1%) farmers used anesthesia during the procedure of tail docking. Ninety-two (78.0%) farmers performed injury management of animals after tail docking, including use of iodine, fly repellent sprays, and ointment.
Despite these proven benefits, not many companies are cross docking today.
Other companies simply don't know where to start, or may even get involved in cross docking by accident.
Many times cross docking cuts across interacting functions, including those that happen outside the four walls of the warehouse.
Regardless of the specifics, though, adopting a systematic approach to managing change will be crucial if you're to successfully renovate your distribution center (DC) and redesign its operations to accommodate cross docking. The following are some guidelines to help you get started:
* Distributor cross docking: Inbound products from different vendors are consolidated into a multi-SKU pallet, which is delivered as soon as the last product is received.
* Transportation cross docking: Shipments are consolidated from different shippers in the less-than-truckload (LTL) and small package industries to gain economies of scale.
* Retail cross docking: Product from multiple vendors is received and sorted onto outbound trucks for different stores.