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tick 1

American English: /tɪk/
British English: /tɪk/

noun

  • 1 1.1 (sound) tick, tock
    Example sentences
    • In a sport in which the times are measured in hundredths of a second, she beat Giove, who took second, by 20 ticks of the clock.
    • Three seconds, three ticks of the clock, and the transformation from smoke to human was complete.
    • By using the very basis of matter, we can define the second to be 9,192,631,770 ticks of the caesium clock.
    1.2 (moment)
    (British English) [colloquial]
    segundito (masculine)
    wait a tick
    espera un segundito
    I'll be back in half a tick o in a tick o in two ticks
    enseguida vuelvo
    Example sentences
    • No, but, I mean, hang on a tick, it's how well a film can convince you of that.

intransitive verb

  • (clock/watch)
    hacer tictac
    what makes somebody tickI'd like to know what makes him tick
    me gustaría saber qué es lo que lo mueve or por qué es como es
    Example sentences
    • All that could be heard besides the patter of raindrops against the window was the sound of the clock ticking off the seconds.
    • The calendar is loaded, the meter is ticking and that damn clock has to be fast, doesn't it?
    • She suddenly took notice of what sounded like a clock ticking.

transitive verb

  • (British English) (name/answer)
    marcar ((con un tic o una marca etc))
    tick the correct box
    ponga un visto en la casilla correspondiente
    marque la casilla correspondiente
    to tick all the boxes, to tick all the right boxes
    rellenar todos los requisitos
    cubrir todas las plazas
    Example sentences
    • By Sun standards this is subtle stuff but the message could not be more obvious: readers are being coaxed into ticking the box marked ‘bad outweighs good’.
    • Those stopped in the street and asked if they are ‘minded to make a big purchase’ will continue to tick the box marked ‘no’.
    • ‘Those who consider themselves British, but have Irish roots, can still tick the Irish box’.

Phrasal verbs

tick away

verb + adverb
tick by

tick by

verb + adverb
(pass)
(hours/minutes)
pasar
the seconds ticked by
pasaban los segundos

tick off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1.1
(American English) [colloquial] (annoy) fastidiar
what really ticks me off is that he lied to me
a mí lo que me fastidia or lo que me da rabia es que me mintió
to be ticked off with somebody
estar enojado or (especially Spain) enfadado con alguien
to be ticked off with something
estar harto de algo
1.2
(especially British English) (mark with tick) marcar
ponerle visto a (Spain)
1.3 he was severely ticked off
recibió una severa reprimenda
le echaron una buena bronca [colloquial]

tick over

verb + adverb
(engine)
estar en marcha
marchar al ralentí
the business is just ticking over (especially British English)
el negocio va tirando [colloquial]
I keep things ticking over while they're away
mantengo las cosas en marcha mientras ellos no están

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tick 2
American English: /tɪk/
British English: /tɪk/

noun

  • (Zoology)
    Example sentences
    • It takes 24 hours for a tick to transmit Lyme disease, so rapid removal is important.
    • Mites and ticks which feed on vertebrate hair or blood often carry disease organisms, such as spirochete bacteria, responsible for relapsing fever and Lyme disease.
    • More than a nuisance, fleas and ticks can transmit a host of pathogens and skin diseases to humans and their furry counterparts.

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tick 3
American English: /tɪk/
British English: /tɪk/

noun

  • 1.1 countable (fabric case)
    Example sentences
    • He quickly reached the top and started throwing down ticks, pillows and blankets.
    • They reach for the money, which is very close to where Huck is standing, and move it to the straw tick under the feather bed.
    • ‘Yes sir,’ she whispered as Jeeka entered the house with the full straw ticks.
    1.2 uncountable (fabric) ticking 2

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tick 4
American English: /tɪk/
British English: /tɪk/

noun

  • uncountable (credit) (British English) [colloquial]to buy something on tick
    comprar algo (de) fiado [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • If you buy it on tick it'll be worn out before you've finished paying for it.
    • Living on tick, Adam sees nothing for it but to hop back aboard the carousel of fashionable metropolitan parties.
    • It's a sign of changed circumstances in the Valley that another growth area is the repossession of cars bought on tick, whose owners can no longer afford to keep up the repayments.

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