Synonyms of tick in English:
in a tick
- British informal I'll be with you in a tick(very) soon, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, shortly, any second, any minute, any minute now, in a short time, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in (less than) no time, in no time at all, before you know it, before long;North American momentarilyinformal in a jiffy, in two shakes, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, before you can say Jack Robinson, in the blink of an eye, in a blink, in the wink of an eye, in a wink, before you can say knifeBritish informal in two ticks, in a moNorth American informal in a snap
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tick someone off
- 1British informal she ticked the children off for being late See reprimand
- 2North American he is seen as an outsider, and that really ticks me offannoy, irritate, infuriate, anger, incense, inflame, enrage, vex, irk, chagrin, exasperate, madden, pique, provoke, nettle, disturb, upset, perturb, discompose, put out, try, try someone's patience, get on someone's nerves, bother, trouble, worry, agitate, ruffle, hound, rankle with, nag, torment, pain, distress, tease, frustrate, chafe, grate, fret, gall, outrage, displease, offend, disgust, dissatisfy, disquiet;British rub up the wrong way;Northern English mitherinformal peeve, miff, bug, bite, eat, hassle, aggravate, rile, get to, hack off, make someone's blood boil, make someone see red, get someone's goat, get someone's hackles up, make someone's hackles rise, get someone's back up, get someone's dander up, drive up the wall, drive bananas, needle, be a thorn in someone's side/flesh, be a pain in the neck, ruffle someone's feathers, get in someone's hair, get up someone's nose, get under someone's skin, give someone a hard timeNew Zealand informal rarkvulgar slang piss offBritish vulgar slang get on someone's tits
- the engine was just ticking overidle, run slowly in neutral
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