Definition of tiki
1. tick [ n ] a metallic tapping sound
Examples: "he counted the ticks of the clock"
(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
With these gadgets - impressive to the gullible because of their flashing light_bulbs , ticks , and buzzes - he then carries_out a vicious medical con_game , capitalizing on people 's respect for the electrical and atomic wonders of our scientific age .
(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
`` I paint the nothing '' , he said once to Franz_Kline and myself , `` the nothing that_is behind the something , the inexpressible , unpaintable ' tick ' in the unconscious , the ' spirit ' of the moment resting forever , suspended like a huge balloon , in non time '' .Synonyms tick ticking Related Terms sound ticktock
2. tick [ v ] make a clicking or ticking sound
Examples: "The clock ticked away"
(Richard Sanders Allen, "When Fogg Flew the Mail"...)
It ticked over smoothly , idling while Fogg exchanged mails with the armed messenger from Burlington at Fort_Ethan_Allen , and one from Montpelier and Barre at the St._John field .
(Peter Wyden, "The Chances of Accidental War"...)
In the command centers there are special clocks ready_to tick off the minutes elapsed since `` E hour '' .Synonyms tick click Related Terms go
3. tick [ v ] make a sound like a clock or a timer
Examples: "the clocks were ticking" "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
The clock on the mantel_piece was scandalized and ticked so loudly that he glanced at it over his shoulder and then quickly left the room .Synonyms tick ticktack ticktock beat Related Terms go watch beat
4. tick [ n ] any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animalsUsed in print:
(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
The clapping they made on the concrete interrupted him in the ecstatic pleasure he knew , so that he quickly released his hold on the goat and pretended to be examining its haunches for ticks .Synonyms tick Related Terms acarine soft_tick hard_tick Acarina
5. tick [ v ] put a check mark on or next to
Examples: "Please check each name on the list" "tick off the items"
6. tick [ v ] sew, as of mattresses
Examples: "tick a mattress"
7. tick [ n ] a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
Examples: "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"
8. tick [ n ] a light mattressSynonyms tick Related Terms mattress
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