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tick1 British & World English

A mark (✓) used to indicate that an item in a list or text is correct or has been chosen, checked, or dealt with

tick2 British & World English

A parasitic arachnid which attaches itself to the skin of a terrestrial vertebrate from which it sucks blood, leaving the host when sated. Some species transmit diseases, including tularaemia and Lyme disease

tick3 British & World English

A fabric case stuffed with feathers or other material to form a mattress or pillow

tick over in tick1 British & World English

(Of an engine) run slowly in neutral

tick over British & World English

(Of an engine) run slowly in neutral

tick bean British & World English

A field bean of a variety with small rounded seeds, used for feeding to pigeons

tick-bird British & World English

another term for oxpecker.

tick box British & World English

A small box on a form into which a tick or cross is entered as the response to a question

tick-tock British & World English

The sound of a large clock ticking

wood tick British & World English

A North American tick which infests wild and domestic animals, often found clinging to plants and responsible for transmitting spotted fever

sheep tick British & World English

A large tick that infests many mammals, including humans, and frequently transmits diseases

tick-borne British & World English

Transmitted or carried by ticks

tick fever British & World English

Any bacterial or rickettsial fever transmitted by the bite of a tick

tick trefoil British & World English

A tall, spindly leguminous North American plant, the pods of which break up into one-seeded joints that adhere to clothing, animals' fur, etc.

tick someone off in tick1 British & World English

Reprimand or rebuke someone

tick something off in tick1 British & World English

Mark an item in a list with a tick to show that it has been dealt with

castor bean tick British & World English

another term for sheep tick.

full as a tick in tick2 British & World English

Replete after eating (or very drunk)

tick someone off British & World English

Reprimand or rebuke someone

tick something off British & World English

Mark an item in a list with a tick to show that it has been dealt with

full as a tick British & World English

Replete after eating (or very drunk)

tick all the boxes in tick1 British & World English

Fulfil all the necessary requirements

tick all the boxes British & World English

Fulfil all the necessary requirements

uptick British & World English

A small increase or slight upward trend

downtick British & World English

A small decrease or slight downward trend

tickover British & World English

The lowest number of revolutions per minute that an engine will run at without stalling

tic-tac British & World English

(In the UK) a kind of manual semaphore used by racecourse bookmakers to exchange information

tick-tack in tic-tac British & World English

(In the UK) a kind of manual semaphore used by racecourse bookmakers to exchange information

tic-tac-toe British & World English

North American term for noughts and crosses.

tick-tack-toe in tic-tac-toe British & World English

North American term for noughts and crosses.

tick English Thesaurus

all that was required was a tick in the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ column

tick English-Spanish

tic m

sheep tick English-Spanish

garrapata, garrapata f ovina

tick off English-Spanish

fastidiar

tick away English-Spanish

→ tick by

tick over English-Spanish

estar* en marcha, marchar al ralentí

wait a tick in tick English-Spanish

espera un segundito


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