Definition of Tick over

1. Verb. Run disconnected or idle. "The engine is idling"

Exact synonyms: Idle
Antonyms: Run

Definition of Tick over

1. Verb. (intransitive of an engine) to idle (to run at a slow speed, or out of gear). ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic of, e.g. a process or a business) To run smoothly and without problems. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tick Over

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
tick over (current term)
tick paralysis
tick pyaemia
tick tack
tick tock
tick toxicoses
tick trefoil
tick typhus
ticked off

Literary usage of Tick over

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

1. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1900)
"... tick, over to Mexican Bob's." A half-million, cash ! But. then, if it were really the Pegleg! Golden shuttles began to weave to and fro in Stannard's ..."

2. The Gold Chain: A California Family Sagaby Regina V. Phelan by Regina V. Phelan (1987)
"He threw the tick over the beast, helped Regina on, handed her little Frank, lifted Carrie up behind. "Now keep your arms around your mother at all times," ..."

3. The Monthly Religious Magazine (1864)
"... names or regiments; some had only a bit of bed-tick over their shoulders ; others had their feet done up in rags ; one hundred and twenty had no shoes. ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1835)
"... h ab red face, and one fonny coat, all tick over vrid email silk barrel, and broider wid black silk ..."

5. Plymouth Pulpit: A Weekly Publication of Sermons Preached by Henry Ward Beecher by Henry Ward Beecher (1871)
"... love, love, love, with a repetition that is just like the ticking of a clock, which repeats the same tick over, and over, and over, and over again. ..."

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