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Definition of tiki

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1. tick [ n ] a metallic tapping sound
Examples: "he counted the ticks of the clock"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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 animals

Used 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"

Synonyms check mark_off mark tick_off tick check_off Related Terms verify receipt check see

6. tick [ v ] sew, as of mattresses
Examples: "tick a mattress"

Synonyms retick tick Related Terms sew

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"

Synonyms check_mark tick check Related Terms mark check

8. tick [ n ] a light mattress

Synonyms tick Related Terms mattress

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