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1. tick

noun. ['ˈtɪk'] a metallic tapping sound.

Synonyms

  • tocktact
  • ticktock
  • sound
  • tictac

Antonyms

  • activity
  • action
  • activeness
  • attack

Etymology

  • tek (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ticia (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ticket (English)
  • estiquet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tike (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Tick

  • realpolitik
  • ostpolitik
  • handpick
  • vanwyk
  • vanwyck
  • vandyck
  • strick
  • sprick
  • afflik
  • zwick
  • trick
  • swick
  • spic
  • smick
  • slick
  • schrick
  • schnick
  • schmick
  • schlick
  • quik
  • quick
  • prick
  • kwik
  • krick
  • klick
  • glick
  • fricke
  • frick
  • flick
  • dzik

Example sentences of the word tick


1. Adjective
In 1946, the Australian cattle industry was reeling from losses because of cattle tick infestation.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Grasp the tick's head and pull straight up, slowly but firmly.

Quotes containing the word tick


1. Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
- Alan W. Watts

2. Anyone with half a mind could see that,"said Tiffany.Miss Tick sighed. "Yes. But sometimes it's so hard to find half a mind when you need one.
- Terry Pratchett

2. tick-weed

noun. any of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periods; North and South America.

Synonyms

  • coreopsis
  • Coreopsis gigantea
  • herb
  • herbaceous plant
  • calliopsis
  • tickseed
  • Coreopsis tinctoria
  • Coreopsis maritima
  • tickweed
  • genus Coreopsis
  • giant coreopsis

3. sheep-tick

noun. wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle.

Synonyms

  • hippoboscid
  • sheep tick
  • louse fly
  • sheep ked
  • Melophagus
  • genus Melophagus

4. tick

verb. ['ˈtɪk'] make a clicking or ticking sound.

Synonyms

  • click
  • go

Antonyms

  • enjoy
  • suffer
  • agitate

Etymology

  • tek (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ticia (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ticket (English)
  • estiquet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tike (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. tick

noun. ['ˈtɪk'] any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals.

Synonyms

  • ixodid
  • acarine
  • soft tick
  • Acarina
  • argasid
  • order Acarina

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline

Etymology

  • tek (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ticia (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ticket (English)
  • estiquet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tike (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. tick

verb. ['ˈtɪk'] make a sound like a clock or a timer.

Synonyms

  • ticktock
  • go
  • sound
  • ticktack

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • disrespect
  • disesteem
  • literalize

Etymology

  • tek (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ticia (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ticket (English)
  • estiquet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tike (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. tick

verb. ['ˈtɪk'] put a check mark on or near or next to.

Synonyms

  • go over
  • check into
  • control
  • check up on
  • see to it
  • mark off
  • insure
  • receipt
  • verify
  • ascertain
  • check
  • suss out
  • check out
  • mark
  • check off
  • ensure
  • see
  • tick off
  • look into
  • assure

Antonyms

  • stay
  • deposit
  • sell
  • check in

Etymology

  • tek (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ticia (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ticket (English)
  • estiquet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tike (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. tick

noun. ['ˈtɪk'] a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc..

Synonyms

  • check
  • mark

Antonyms

  • negate
  • disclaim
  • differ

Etymology

  • tek (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ticia (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ticket (English)
  • estiquet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tike (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. tick

noun. ['ˈtɪk'] a light mattress.

Antonyms

  • unskillfulness

Etymology

  • tek (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ticia (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ticket (English)
  • estiquet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tike (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. tick

verb. ['ˈtɪk'] sew.

Synonyms

  • sew
  • run up
  • retick
  • sew together

Antonyms

  • add
  • ignore
  • take away
  • esteem

Etymology

  • tek (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ticia (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ticket (English)
  • estiquet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tike (Middle English (1100-1500))
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