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tick1 US English

A regular short, sharp sound, especially that made by a clock or watch

tick2 US English

A parasitic arachnid that attaches itself to the skin of a terrestrial vertebrate from which it sucks blood, leaving the host when sated. Some species transmit diseases, including tularemia and Lyme disease

tick3 US English

A fabric case stuffed with feathers or other material to form a mattress or pillow

tick4 US English

On credit

tick US Thesaurus

the tick of his watch

tick New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

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

tick over US English

(Of an engine) idle

tick bean US English

A field bean of a variety with small rounded seeds, used for feeding to pigeons

tick box US English

A small box on a form into which a tick or cross is entered as the response to a question

tick gate US English

A checkpoint on a tick fence at which people and stock are inspected before being allowed to pass into or out of a protected area

tick mark US English

Another term for check mark.

tick-tock US English

The sound of a large clock ticking

wood tick US English

A North American tick that infests wild and domestic animals, often found clinging to plants and responsible for transmitting spotted fever

sheep tick US English

A large tick that infests many mammals, including humans, and frequently transmits diseases

tick-borne US English

Transmitted or carried by ticks

tick fence US English

A fence erected to prevent the movement of tick-infested cattle

tick fever US English

Any fever transmitted by the bite of a tick

tick trefoil US 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.

tick away/by/past in tick1 US English

(Of time) pass (used especially when someone is pressed for time or keenly awaiting an event)

tick someone off US English

Make someone annoyed or angry

tick something off US English

Mark an item in a list with a tick to show that it has been dealt with

what makes someone tick US English

What motivates someone

tick something away in tick1 US English

(Of a clock or watch) mark the passing of time with regular short sharp sounds

tick over in tick1 US English

(Of an engine) idle

uptick US English

A small increase

tick someone off in tick1 US English

Make someone annoyed or angry

tick something off in tick1 US English

Mark an item in a list with a tick to show that it has been dealt with

downtick US English

A small decrease or slight downward trend

tic-tac US English

(In the UK) a kind of manual semaphore used by racecourse bookmakers to exchange information

tick-tack in tic-tac US 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

tick off in tick US Thesaurus

that really ticked me off

tic-tac-toe US English

A game in which two players seek in alternate turns to complete a row, a column, or a diagonal with either three O’s or three X’s drawn in the spaces of a grid of nine squares

tick-tack-toe in tic-tac-toe US English

A game in which two players seek in alternate turns to complete a row, a column, or a diagonal with either three O’s or three X’s drawn in the spaces of a grid of nine squares

what makes someone tick in tick1 US English

What motivates someone