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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 in a dock. My uncle owns a small river boat in Cambridge, but it's been in dock since the 80s.
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 to intense scrutiny or examination; to accuse or assign blame to someone. An allusion to the place in a courtroom (the "dock") 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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As if to reinforce the importance of what happens at docks, OSHA issued new rules earlier this year to "update, align and provide greater flexibility" in walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards.
At IAA, Eaton is showcasing two forms of ADAS Dock Assist which is on a demonstration vehicle equipped with Eatons Procision medium-duty, dual-clutch transmission, and Autonomous Auto-Docking which is being shown as a concept.
The Lifeform 5 Underwater Dock Light Kit is available in standard a 6-count 8-count, or 12-count, kits (larger kits are available) with LED lights in either a bright blue or a bright green.
The existing wood piles and wood flotation docks will be replaced by galvanized steel piles and aluminum framed docks and gangways.
Starting from outside the temperature controlled loading dock and moving our way in, let's take a look at some technologies and specialized dock equipment available to address these concerns and ensure that your operation remains highly productive, compliant and sustainable.
based manufacturer of material handling equipment, doors on dry loading docks will roll up as high as 10 feet.
The OSHA/Industrial Truck Association reports that 7% of forklift injuries occur when a lift is driven off a loading dock," says Walt Swietlik, customer relations manager at Rite-Hite (800-456-0600, www.
What a find its our history you would think, but the dock gates were smashed off with a JCB.
Blue Giant has introduced a new line of hydraulic dock levelers with capacities from 25,000 to 40,000 pounds to meet the needs of shippers desiring a rugged, dependable dock with the operational ease and safety of hydraulic operation.
Because most cross-docking activity is concentrated at receiving and loading docks, ensure that you have an adequate number of dock doors as well as enough capacity in those areas.
Now, he manufactures customized docks and boathouse systems for wealthy cottage owners, about 60 per cent of whom are Americans.
When the lockout hit, there were 27 ships tied up to docks in Long Beach and 19 berthed in Los Angeles.
The only new park on the Thames for a hundred years attempts to civilize the relentless philistine flow of London's money down towards the derelict docks in the east.
Innovative dock design and properly applied equipment can help companies keep material flowing smoothly across their docks, keeping production lines supplied and ensuring reliable deliveries.
Mero designs, manufactures and supplies a range of docking systems including: ground supported docks; standardised ground supported and roof suspended docks or docking systems of module type; overhaul docking installations and suspended docking systems.