1.1Work or function at a basic or minimum level: they are keeping things ticking over until their father returns
More example sentences
- There's also a problem in that my normal mode of thinking of stuff to write about is mostly because my mind sort of ticks over if I'm not thinking of anything particularly fiercely.
- I think there was more pressure on me at the time because I came in to keep things ticking over for Celtic.
- They keep all the bits in working order, not just ticking over in a repetitious way.