tick

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtɪk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/tɪk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tik)

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tick

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [look, check] for ticks after [camping, hiking]
  2. can you check by [back, hair] for ticks?
  3. found a tick on my [arm, back]
  4. found a tick in my [hair, clothes]
  5. the tick had buried its head
  6. removed the tick
  7. pulled the tick [off, out]
  8. a big deer tick
  9. to repel ticks
  10. check the dog for ticks
  11. got Lyme disease from a tick
  12. the tick of the [second hand, watch, clock, bomb]
  13. the [second hand's] tick
  14. UK: put a tick in the appropriate [box, space]
  15. UK: put a tick next to
  16. UK: put a tick by [each, the] name
  17. UK: two ticks for [sent, delivered]
  18. UK, informal: I'll be [there, back] in a tick
  19. UK, informal: (just) hang on a tick
  20. UK, informal: bought [it, the car] on tick
v
  1. [the bomb, time, the clock] is ticking
  2. [the clock, time] is ticking [away, by]
  3. time ticked by (slowly)
  4. [time, the seconds] ticked away (slowly)
  5. ticking away [time, the moments]
  6. UK: tick (off) [items, names] on a list
  7. UK: the [names] were ticked off
  8. ticked off [your boss, my dad]
  9. he was ticked off by [the teacher]
  10. [money, attention, love, what] makes her tick
n as adj
  1. tick repellant
  2. got a tick bite
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