Tick - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tɪk|  American pronunciation of the word tick
Brit.  |tɪk|  British pronunciation of the word tick


- a metallic tapping sound (syn: ticking)
he counted the ticks of the clock
- any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
- a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc. (syn: check)
- a light mattress


- make a clicking or ticking sound (syn: click)
The clock ticked away
- make a sound like a clock or a timer (syn: beat, ticktock)
the clocks were ticking
- sew
tick a mattress
- put a check mark on or near or next to (syn: check, mark, mark off, tick off)
tick off the items

Extra examples

I could hear the clock tick .

His old heart is still ticking.

Tick the box next to your choice.

Tick off the names of the members as they vote.

Put a tick in the box if you agree with this statement.

I'll be with you in a tick (=soon).

It'll only take two ticks.

The old clock ticked noisily.

Tick the description that best fits you.

Just tick the box on your order form.

The clock ticked away

I've never really understood what makes her tick.

Mrs Watts will tick you off if you're late again.

As you finish each task, tick it off.

Phrasal verbs

tick off  — put a check mark on or near or next to
tick over  — run disconnected or idle

Word forms

I/you/we/they: tick
he/she/it: ticks
present participle: ticking
past tense: ticked
past participle: ticked
singular: tick
plural: ticks
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