Associations to the word «Tick»


TICK, noun. A tiny woodland arachnid of the suborder Ixodida.
TICK, noun. A relatively quiet but sharp sound generally made repeatedly by moving machinery.
TICK, noun. A mark on any scale of measurement; a unit of measurement.
TICK, noun. (computing) A jiffy (unit of time defined by basic timer frequency).
TICK, noun. (colloquial) A short period of time, particularly a second.
TICK, noun. (Australian) (NZ) (British) (Irish) a mark (✓) made to indicate agreement, correctness or acknowledgement; checkmark
TICK, noun. (birdwatching) (slang) A lifer (bird seen by a birdwatcher for the first time) that is uninteresting and routine, thus merely a tick mark on a list.
TICK, noun. The whinchat; so called from its note.
TICK, verb. To make a clicking noise similar to the movement of the hands in an analog clock.
TICK, verb. To make a tick mark.
TICK, verb. (informal) To work or operate, especially mechanically.
TICK, verb. To strike gently; to pat.
TICK, noun. (uncountable) Ticking.
TICK, noun. A sheet that wraps around a mattress; the cover of a mattress, containing the filling.
TICK, noun. (UK) (colloquial) Credit, trust.
TICK, verb. To go on trust, or credit.
TICK, verb. To give tick; to trust.
TICK ALL THE BOXES, verb. (idiomatic) To fulfill all the requirements, especially as itemized in a list; to have all the needed characteristics; to complete all the steps in a process in an orderly manner.
TICK AND FLICK, noun. (Australia) (banking) (informal) Process which allows an account holder to sign up to another financial institution, with the new bank taking care of all transfers, fees, and paperwork.
TICK AND TIE, verb. (accounting) To make sure that every item in a ledger or in an inventory is accounted for and properly connected to other items to which they are related.
TICK AWAY, verb. (of time) To count down to zero (i.e. signaling the end (or start) of something).
TICK BITE, noun. A bite made by a tick that can pass various illnesses to the bitten host.
TICK BITES, noun. (healthcare) plural of tick bite
TICK BOX, noun. A small space on a form in which a tick or cross may be placed as a response.
TICK BOXES, noun. Plural of tick box
TICK DOWN, verb. (of a clock or other timer) To count the time down to zero.
TICK FEVER, noun. (pathology) any of various diseases transmitted by ticks
TICK MARK, noun. A mark (often one of a series) made to show that an operation or task has been completed.
TICK MARKS, noun. Plural of tick mark
TICK OFF, verb. (sometimes methaphorical) To sign with a tick.
TICK OFF, verb. To list (create or recite a list).
TICK OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To annoy, aggravate.
TICK OFF, verb. (British) To reprimand.
TICK OVER, verb. (intransitive) (of an engine) to idle (to run at a slow speed, or out of gear).
TICK OVER, verb. (idiomatic) (of, e.g. a process or a business) To run smoothly and without problems.
TICK TACK, noun. (UK) Alternative form of tic-tac
TICK TOCK, interjection. The sound of a ticking clock.
TICK TOCK, interjection. In journalism, a step by step account of an event or timeline

Dictionary definition

TICK, noun. A metallic tapping sound; "he counted the ticks of the clock".
TICK, noun. Any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals.
TICK, noun. A mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name".
TICK, noun. A light mattress.
TICK, verb. Make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away".
TICK, verb. Make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight".
TICK, verb. Sew; "tick a mattress".
TICK, verb. Put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units".

Wise words

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