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

Translation of tick in French:


  • 2 (mark on paper) to put a tick against something
    cocher quelque chose
  • 4 (British English) [informal] (short time)
    minute (f) [figurative]
    seconde f [figurative]
    I'll be with you in a tick/two ticks
    je suis à toi dans une seconde/deux secondes
    I won't be a tick
    j'en ai (juste) pour une seconde
    it won't take a tick/two ticks
    ça ne prendra qu'une seconde/que deux secondes
  • 5 (British English) [informal] (credit)on tick
    à crédit

transitive verb

  • (make mark)
    cocher (box, name, answer)
    to tick all the (right) boxes (British English) [informal]
    remplir toutes les conditions

intransitive verb

  • [literal]
    (bomb, clock, watch)
    faire tic-tac
    I know what makes him tick
    je sais ce qui le motive

Phrasal verbs

tick away

(hours, minutes, time)
(clock, meter)

tick by

(hours, minutes)

tick off

tick [something/somebody] off, tick off [something/somebody] 1.1 (mark)
cocher (name, item)
1.2 (British English) [informal] (reprimand)
passer un savon à [informal]
1.3 (American English) [informal] (annoy)
embêter (person)

tick over

(British English)
1.1 (Automobile)
(car, engine, meter)
1.2 [figurative]
(company, business)
(not doing really well) tourner au ralenti
(mind, brain)
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