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English noun: tick

1. tick (event) a metallic tapping sound

SamplesHe counted the ticks of the clock.


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.


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.


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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