Synonyms of tick in English:



  • 1 all that was required was a tick in the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ column
    mark, stroke, dash, line; North Americancheck, check mark
  • 2 the tick of his watch
    clicking, click, clack, clacking, click-clack, ticking, tick-tock, snick, snicking, plock, plocking, beat, tap, tapping
  • 3British informal I won't be a tick
    moment, second, minute, bit, little while, short time, instant, split second
    informal sec, jiffy, jiff
    British informal mo, two ticks
    [Antonyms] a long time
  • Phrases

    in a tick

    British informal I'll be with you in a tick(very) soonin a secondin a minutein a momentin a tricein a flashshortlyany secondany minuteany minute nowin a short timein an instantin the twinkling of an eyein (less than) no timein no time at allbefore you know itbefore longNorth Americanmomentarily informalin a jiffyin two shakesin two shakes of a lamb's tailbefore you can say Jack Robinsonin the blink of an eyein a blinkin the wink of an eyein a winkbefore you can say knifeBritish informalin two ticksin a moNorth American informalin a snap


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  • 1 he should have ticked the box for no publicity make a list of the animals and tick off the ones that you see
    mark, mark off, check off, indicate
  • 2 I could hear the clock ticking
    click, clack, tick-tock, snick, plock, beat, tap
  • Phrases

    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 off
    annoy, 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; Britishrub up the wrong way; Northern Englishmither
    British informal nark, get on someone's wick, give someone the hump, wind up, get across
    North American informal rankle, ride, gravel, bum out
    vulgar slang piss off
    British vulgar slang get on someone's tits
  • tick over

    the engine was just ticking overidlerun slowly in neutral

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