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1‘his boat was moored at the end of the dock’
harbour, marina, waterfront, port, anchorage
wharf, quay, pier, jetty, landing stage
rare moorage, harbourage
1‘the ship docked and began debarking troops’
moor, berth, land, beach, anchor, drop anchor, put in, tie up
put to sea
1‘they enforce payment by docking money from the father's salary’
deduct, subtract, remove, debit, discount, take off, take away
informal knock off, minus
2‘workers had their pay docked by three quarters’
reduce, cut, cut back, decrease, lessen, diminish
3‘the dog's tail is docked close to the body’
cut off, cut short, shorten, crop, lop, prune, truncate
remove, amputate, detach, disconnect, sever, hack off, chop off, take off
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.