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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 English Thesaurus

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

tick New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

mark (✓) to indicate that an item in a text is correct

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.

castor bean tick British & World English

Another term for sheep tick.

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 British & World English

Fulfil all the necessary requirements

tick over in tick1 British & World English

(Of an engine) run slowly in neutral

uptick British & World English

A small increase or slight upward trend

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

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 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

manual semaphore used at racecourses

full as a tick in tick2 British & World English

Replete after eating (or very drunk)

tick over in tick English Thesaurus

the engine was just ticking over

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 all the boxes in tick1 British & World English

Fulfil all the necessary requirements

in a tick in tick English Thesaurus

I'll be with you in a tick

full or tight as a tick in tick2 British & World English

Replete after eating (or very drunk)

tick someone off in tick English Thesaurus

she ticked the children off for being late

tick all the right boxes in tick1 British & World English

Fulfil all the necessary requirements