Definition of Tick off

1. Verb. Put a check mark on or near or next to. "Mark off the units"

Exact synonyms: Check, Check Off, Mark, Mark Off, Tick
Related verbs: Check, Check Into, Check Out, Check Over, Check Up On, Go Over, Look Into, Suss Out, Ascertain, Assure, Check, Control, Ensure, Insure, See, See To It
Specialized synonyms: Receipt
Generic synonyms: Verify
Derivative terms: Check

Definition of Tick off

1. Verb. (sometimes methaphorical) To sign with a tick. ¹

2. Verb. To list (gloss create or recite a list). ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic) To annoy, aggravate. ¹

4. Verb. (British) To reprimand. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tick Off

tick-borne virus
tick and flick
tick away
tick bite
tick bites
tick box
tick boxes
tick control
tick down
tick fever
tick infestation
tick mark
tick off (current term)
tick over
tick paralysis
tick pyaemia
tick tack
tick tock
tick toxicoses
tick trefoil
tick typhus

Literary usage of Tick off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Diary of the Salisbury Parliament, 1886-1892 by Henry William Lucy (1892)
"Then they had to find their cards containing the list of members, which they tick off at the wicket of the division lobby. All this while the sixteen ..."

2. The Sunday Magazine by Thomas Guthrie, William Garden Blaikie, Benjamin Waugh (1884)
"As rapidly as ordinary children take down words with the pen did these young people tick off sentence after sentence upon their so-called slates. ..."

3. Old Ocean's Ferry: The Log of the Modern Mariner, the Trans-Atlantic by John Colgate Hoyt (1900)
"If a million clocks ticked a million years they would not tick off the number. At 62 pounds to the cubic foot of water, the weight of the Pacific is over ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1906)
"No infection has been derived from recovered animals, and none has resulted from the application of the progeny of females of any species of tick off sick ..."

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