tick

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Noun[change]

Singular
tick

Plural
ticks

A tick (bug)
A tick mark
  1. A tick is a mark, used to show that something is right.
    The teacher put a tick on the correct answer.
  2. A tick is a small bug.
    The dog was scratching because it had a tick in its ear.
  3. A tick is a clicking noise that keeps going.
    It was very quiet, and the only sound she could hear was the tick of the old clock.
  4. A tick is small line used to show a measure or a count.

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Plain form
tick

Third-person singular
ticks

Past tense
ticked

Past participle
ticked

Present participle
ticking

  1. If something ticks, it is making clicking noises.
    The clocked ticked on as I waited.
    Its a ticking time-bomb. (It is like the clock on the bomb is ticking as time runs out.)