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dock2

dock2

 
pronunciation:
dak
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: the solid or fleshy part of an animal's tail, or the part remaining after the tail has been clipped.
synonyms:
bobtail
similar words:
stub, stump
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: docked, docking, docks
definition 1: to cut short or cut off (hair, or an animal's ears or tail).
synonyms:
bob, bobtail, crop
similar words:
lop, shorten, truncate
definition 2: to deduct part of (wages), deduct (some part) from wages, or make a deduction from the wages of (someone).
I will dock her pay.I will dock five dollars from her pay.I will dock her for being late.
synonyms:
deduct, subtract
similar words:
decrease, lessen, reduce, withhold