- 1 1.1 (sound) tic (masculine) tick, tock tic, tacExample sentences1.2 (moment) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], segundito (masculine) wait a tick espera un segundito I'll be back in half a tick o in a tick o in two ticks enseguida vuelvo
- In a sport in which the times are measured in hundredths of a second, she beat Giove, who took second, by 20 ticks of the clock.
- Three seconds, three ticks of the clock, and the transformation from smoke to human was complete.
- By using the very basis of matter, we can define the second to be 9,192,631,770 ticks of the caesium clock.
- No, but, I mean, hang on a tick, it's how well a film can convince you of that.
- If you buy it on tick it'll be worn out before you've finished paying for it.
- Living on tick, Adam sees nothing for it but to hop back aboard the carousel of fashionable metropolitan parties.
- It's a sign of changed circumstances in the Valley that another growth area is the repossession of cars bought on tick, whose owners can no longer afford to keep up the repayments.
- 2 (mark) (British English/inglés británico) tic (masculine), marca (feminine), visto (masculine) (Spain/España) , palomita (feminine) (Mexico/México)Example sentences
- A map of the Urus-Martan area is black from ticks and marks indicating ordnance.
- Each feature description also included a screenshot and a tick mark indicating whether it made significant use of graphics or not.
- Each tick mark indicates that a nucleotide within the strain differs from the consensus sequence.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
tick awayverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio tick by
tick byverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (pass) [hours/minutes] pasar the seconds ticked by pasaban los segundos
tick offverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], (annoy) fastidiar what really ticks me off is that he lied to me a mí lo que me fastidia or lo que me da rabia es que me mintió to be ticked off
tick oververb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [engine] estar* en marcha, marchar al ralentí the business is just ticking over (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) el negocio va tirando [colloquial/familiar] I keep things ticking over while they're away mantengo las cosas en marcha mientras ellos no están