1. mark, indicate, mark off, check off, choose, select Please tick here if you do not want to receive such mailings.
2. click, tap, clack, ticktock A clock ticked busily from the kitchen counter.
tick over idle He sat in the car with the engine ticking over.
tick someone off
1. (Informal) scold, rebuke, tell someone off (informal), lecture, carpet (informal), censure, reprimand, reproach, berate, chide, tear into (informal), reprove, upbraid, take someone to task, read someone the riot act, bawl someone out (informal), chew someone out (U.S. & Canad. informal), tear someone off a strip (Brit. informal), haul someone over the coals (informal), give someone a rocket (Brit. & N.Z. informal) His mum ticked him off when they got home.
2. (U.S.) annoy, bother, bug (informal), irritate, disturb, aggravate, gall, irk, get on your nerves (informal), get up your nose (informal), get your back up (informal) I just think it's rude and it's really ticking me off.
tick something off mark off, check off, put a tick at He ticked off my name on a piece of paper.
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