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English noun: tick

1. tick (event) a metallic tapping sound


SamplesHe counted the ticks of the clock.


Synonymsticking


Broader (hypernym)sound


Narrower (hyponym)ticktock, tictac, tocktact

2. tick (animal) any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals


Broader (hypernym)acarine


Narrower (hyponym)argasid, hard tick, ixodid, soft tick


Member meronymAcarina, order Acarina

3. tick (communication) a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.


SamplesAs he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name.


Synonymscheck, check mark


Broader (hypernym)mark

4. tick (artifact) a light mattress


Broader (hypernym)mattress


English verb: tick

1. tick (perception) make a clicking or ticking sound


SamplesThe clock ticked away.


Synonymsclick


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

2. tick (perception) make a sound like a clock or a timer


SamplesThe clocks were ticking.
The grandfather clock beat midnight.


Synonymsbeat, ticktack, ticktock


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

3. tick (contact) sew


SamplesTick a mattress.


Synonymsretick


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)run up, sew, sew together, stitch

4. tick (cognition) put a check mark on or near or next to


SamplesPlease check each name on the list.
Tick off the items.
Mark off the units.


Synonymscheck, check off, mark, mark off, tick off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)verify


Narrower (hyponym)receipt


Verb groupascertain, assure, check, check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, control, ensure, go over, insure, look into, see, see to it, suss out









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