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Noun: ticking  ti-king
  1. A metallic tapping sound
    - tick
  2. A strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers
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 [N. Amer], 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, informal]

Derived forms: tickings

Type of: cloth, fabric, go, material, run up, sew, sew together, sound, stitch, stitch up, textile, verify

Encyclopedia: Ticking

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