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Meaning & Definition of Tick in English

English

Tick

/tɪk/

noun

1. A metallic tapping sound

  • "He counted the ticks of the clock"
    synonym:
  • tick
  • ,
  • ticking

2. Any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis

  • Feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
    synonym:
  • tick

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • check mark
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • tick

4. A light mattress

    synonym:
  • tick

verb

1. Make a clicking or ticking sound

  • "The clock ticked away"
    synonym:
  • click
  • ,
  • tick

2. Make a sound like a clock or a timer

  • "The clocks were ticking"
  • "The grandfather clock beat midnight"
    synonym:
  • tick
  • ,
  • ticktock
  • ,
  • ticktack
  • ,
  • beat

3. Sew

  • "Tick a mattress"
    synonym:
  • tick
  • ,
  • retick

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • check
  • ,
  • check off
  • ,
  • mark
  • ,
  • mark off
  • ,
  • tick off
  • ,
  • tick