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/ tIk; tIk/ n 1 light and regularly repeated sound, esp that of a clock or watch . 2 (infml ) moment : Just wait a tick! ! * I'll be down in half a tick/in two ticks. . 3 (US check) mark put beside an item in a list to show that it has been checked or done or is correct , , . =>illus .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:43:12
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tick
v 1 [I, Ip] ~ (away) (of a clock, etc) make a series of ticks (tick1 1) : My watch doesn't tick because it's electric. , . * listened to the clock ticking/the ticking of the clock * While we waited the taxi's meter kept ticking away. , . 2 [Tn, Tn.p] ~ sth (off) put a tick1(3) beside (an item, etc) : tick (off) the names of those present * The jobs that are done have been ticked off. . 3 (idm ) what makes sb `tick (infml ) what makes sb behave in the way he does : I've never really understood what makes her tick. . 4 (phr v) tick away/by (of time) pass : Meanwhile the minutes kept ticking away. , . tick sth away (of a clock, etc) mark the passage of time : The station clock ticked away the minutes. . tick sb off (infml ) rebuke or scold sb : get ticked off for careless work . tick over (a) (of an engine) idle , : I stopped the car but left the motor ticking over. , . (b) (of activities) continue in a routine way : Just try and keep things ticking over while I'm away. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:43:12
tick
/ tIk; tIk/ n 1 any of various types of small parasitic insect that suck blood . 2 (Brit sl ) unpleasant or contemptible person .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:43:12
tick
/ tIk; tIk/ n 1 [C] case of a mattress or pillow, in which the filling is contained ; . 2 [U] = ticking.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:43:12
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tick
/ tIk; tIk/ n [U] (infml esp Brit) credit : get tick * buy goods on tick .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:43:12
tick
/ tIk; tIk/ n 1 [C] case of a mattress or pillow, in which the filling is contained ; . 2 [U] = ticking.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:43:12
tick
/ tIk; tIk/ n 1 any of various types of small parasitic insect that suck blood . 2 (Brit sl ) unpleasant or contemptible person .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:43:12
tick
v 1 [I, Ip] ~ (away) (of a clock, etc) make a series of ticks (tick1 1) : My watch doesn't tick because it's electric. , . * listened to the clock ticking/the ticking of the clock * While we waited the taxi's meter kept ticking away. , . 2 [Tn, Tn.p] ~ sth (off) put a tick1(3) beside (an item, etc) : tick (off) the names of those present * The jobs that are done have been ticked off. . 3 (idm ) what makes sb `tick (infml ) what makes sb behave in the way he does : I've never really understood what makes her tick. . 4 (phr v) tick away/by (of time) pass : Meanwhile the minutes kept ticking away. , . tick sth away (of a clock, etc) mark the passage of time : The station clock ticked away the minutes. . tick sb off (infml ) rebuke or scold sb : get ticked off for careless work . tick over (a) (of an engine) idle , : I stopped the car but left the motor ticking over. , . (b) (of activities) continue in a routine way : Just try and keep things ticking over while I'm away. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:43:12

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