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tick

noun (n)

  • a metallic tapping sound (noun.event)
    Synonym: ticking
    Example:
    He counted the ticks of the clock.
    source: wordnet30
  • any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc. (noun.communication)
    Synonym: check, check mark
    source: wordnet30
  • a light mattress (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • Credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled with blood they become ovate, much swollen, and usually livid red in color. Some of the species often attach themselves to the human body. The young are active and have at first but six legs. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The cover, or case, of a bed, mattress, etc., which contains the straw, feathers, hair, or other filling. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A quick, audible beat, as of a clock. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • make a clicking or ticking sound (verb.perception)
    Synonym: click
    Example:
    The clock ticked away.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a sound like a clock or a timer (verb.perception)
    Synonym: beat, ticktack, ticktock
    Example:
    The clocks were ticking.
    source: wordnet30
  • sew (verb.contact)
    Synonym: retick
    Example:
    Tick a mattress.
    source: wordnet30
  • put a check mark on or near or next to (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Tick off the items.
    source: wordnet30
  • To go on trust, or credit. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make a small or repeating noise by beating or otherwise, as a watch does; to beat. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To check off by means of a tick or any small mark; to score. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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