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Definition 1: any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals - [noun denoting animal]

(tick is a kind of ...) mite or tick

(... is a kind of tick ) ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head

(... is a kind of tick ) tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head

(... is a member of tick) mites and ticks

Definition 2: a light mattress - [noun denoting artifact]

(tick is a kind of ...) a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed

Definition 3: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc. - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where tick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name

Synonyms for tick in the sense of this definition

(tick is a kind of ...) a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

"his answer was just a punctuation mark"

Definition 4: a metallic tapping sound - [noun denoting event]

Samples where tick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he counted the ticks of the clock

Synonyms for tick in the sense of this definition

(tick is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

(... is a kind of tick ) steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock

Definition 5: put a check mark on or near or next to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where tick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please check each name on the list
  • tick off the items
  • mark off the units

Synonyms for tick in the sense of this definition

(tick is a kind of ...) confirm the truth of

"Please verify that the doors are closed" "verify a claim"

(... is a kind of tick ) mark or stamp as paid

(tick has a similar meaning as ...) examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

"check the brakes" "Check out the engine"

(tick has a similar meaning as ...) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

Definition 6: sew - [verb of contact]

Samples where tick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tick a mattress

Synonyms for tick in the sense of this definition

(tick is a kind of ...) fasten by sewing; do needlework

Definition 7: make a clicking or ticking sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where tick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The clock ticked away

Synonyms for tick in the sense of this definition

(tick is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 8: make a sound like a clock or a timer - [verb of perception]

Samples where tick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the clocks were ticking
  • the grandfather clock beat midnight

Synonyms for tick in the sense of this definition

(tick is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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