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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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References in classic literature ?
he remarked, as they made their way across the dock.
Dawkins, who, shuffling into the office with the big coat sleeves tucked up as usual, his left hand in his pocket, and his hat in his right hand, preceded the jailer, with a rolling gait altogether indescribable, and, taking his place in the dock, requested in an audible voice to know what he was placed in that 'ere disgraceful sitivation for.
They had been floating about the dock in that mizzly cold rain for nearly an hour.
A hulk came along- side, took our cargo, and then we went into dry dock to get our copper stripped.
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Both Lincoln Rock and Daroga State Parks boat docks are getting some upgrades, to the tune of $1.
To maintain a safe and efficient supply chain, environmentally controlled loading docks can be equipped with specialized loading dock equipment.
The dock replacement and installation project was implemented in 2007 to replace all of the existing docks in the Thornbury Harbour.
However, like many of Liverpool's historic docks, the Albert Dock was due for a revival, and new life came with the opening of the Merseyside Maritime Museum in 1980.
Summary: Muscat: The state-owned Oman Dry Dock (ODC), which has two large dry docks in Duqm, .
I WAS delighted to hear that a hunting knife used to open the North Docks in Bootle, in 1881, is coming to Liverpool, as reported in your paper.
Blue Giant is a global leader in dock equipment, including hydraulic and mechanical dock levelers, vertical storing docks, dock lifts, lift tables, dock safety systems, and dock seals and shelters.
The problem is that the temporary terminal now in use is a five-minute bus ride away from where the ship docks.