from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To place in or go into a dry dock.


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  • There are no ships being built today, but many still arrive and are hoisted into dry-dock for repairs.

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  • The Enterprise is in dry-dock being re-fitted with all kinds of new equipment.

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  • Returning westward again, and scooping in occasional isolated magazines on the high ground back from the shore, he blew up three cruisers and the battleships Oregon, Delaware, New Hampshire, and Florida — the latter had just gone into dry-dock, and the magnificent dry-dock was destroyed along with her.


  • Returning, once, from an afternoon's inspection of the great dry-dock building at Pearl Harbour, Lee Barton, driving his machine against time, in order to have time to dress for dinner, passed


  • "She's going to dry-dock, you see; and you can catch her as late as five to-morrow afternoon -- at least, so her first officer told me."

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  • Then the final few frames pan back and you see that he is welding the hull of the Enterprise in dry-dock.

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  • Every American warship had standard security features for use when they were in dry-dock.

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  • The power was still off, the dry-dock a gloomy graveyard of boats on stilts.

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  • But, that night twenty years ago, the barge was in dry-dock with its pumps locked up under arctic ice.

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  • Exxon's cost cutting measures insured a disaster; laid off spill responders; not fixing the disabled Raycas radar; the containment boom barge iced into dry-dock.

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