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    tick - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tick

    Definition
    (noun) a metallic tapping sound
    Synonyms : ticking
    Example Sentence
    • he counted the ticks of the clock
    Definition
    (noun) any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals Definition
    (noun) a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
    Synonyms : check , check mark
    Example Sentence
    • as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name
    Definition
    (noun) a light mattress Definition
    (verb) make a clicking or ticking sound
    Synonyms : click
    Example Sentence
    • The clock ticked away
    Definition
    (verb) make a sound like a clock or a timer
    Synonyms : beat , ticktack , ticktock
    Example Sentence
    • the clocks were ticking
    • the grandfather clock beat midnight
    Definition
    (verb) sew
    Synonyms : retick
    Example Sentence
    • tick a mattress
    Definition
    (verb) put a check mark on or near or next to
    Synonyms : check , check off , mark , mark off , tick off
    Example Sentence
    • Please check each name on the list
    • tick off the items
    • mark off the units
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