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Overview of noun tick

The noun tick has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) tick, ticking

(a metallic tapping sound; "he counted the ticks of the clock")

2. (1) tick

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

3. check mark, check, tick

(a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name")

4. tick

(a light mattress)


Overview of verb tick

The verb tick has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) click, tick

(make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away")

2. (1) tick, ticktock, ticktack, beat

(make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight")

3. tick, retick

(sew; "tick a mattress")

4. check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick

(put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units")

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