|1.||[ noun ] a metallic tapping sound|
"he counted the ticks of the clock"
|Related terms:||sound ticktock|
|2.||[ verb ] make a clicking or ticking sound|
"The clock ticked away"
|3.||[ verb ] make a sound like a clock or a timer|
|Synonyms:||ticktock ticktack beat|
"the clocks were ticking" "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
|Related terms:||go watch beat|
|4.||[ noun ] (zoology) any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals|
|Related terms:||acarine soft_tick hard_tick Acarina|
|5.||[ verb ] put a check mark on or next to|
|Synonyms:||check mark_off mark tick_off check_off|
"Please check each name on the list" "tick off the items"
|Related terms:||verify receipt check see|
|6.||[ verb ] sew, as of mattresses|
"tick a mattress"
|7.||[ noun ] a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.|
"as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"
|Related terms:||mark check|
|8.||[ noun ] a light mattress|