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Noun: tick  tik
  1. A metallic tapping sound
    "he counted the ticks of the clock";
    - ticking
     
  2. Any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
     
  3. [Brit] A mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
    "as he called the role he put a tick by each student's name";
    - check mark, check
     
  4. A light mattress
     
  5. [Brit] Arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services
    - credit, deferred payment
     
  6. [Brit] (informal) a moment
    "just a tick"
Verb: tick  tik
  1. Make a clicking or ticking sound
    "The clock ticked away";
    - click
     
  2. Make a sound like a clock or a timer
    "the clocks were ticking";
    - ticktock, ticktack, beat
     
  3. Sew
    "tick a mattress";
    - retick
     
  4. [Brit] Put a check mark on, near or next to
    "tick off the items";
    - check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off [Brit, Cdn]

Sounds like: thymes, time

Derived forms: ticks, ticked, ticking

Type of: acarine, go, mark, mattress, payment, run up, sew, sew together, sound, stitch, stitch up, verify

Part of: Acarina, order Acarina

Encyclopedia: Tick, Tock, You're Dead