tick off
transitive verb Etymology: 4tick Date: 1915 1. reprimand, rebuke <
his father ticked him off for his impudence
>
2. to make angry or indignant <
the cancellation really ticked me off
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tick off — tick (someone) off to make someone angry. It just ticks me off to think that anyone who wants to can read my e mail. It was only a suggestion, not a criticism, and she didn t think it would tick off everyone at the meeting …   New idioms dictionary

  • tick off — (something) to name a list of things. She ticked off six reasons for saying no. She had lots of objections, and she ticked them off one after another …   New idioms dictionary

  • tick off — verb 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 • Syn: ↑check, ↑check off, ↑mark, ↑mark off, ↑tick …   Useful english dictionary

  • tick off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you tick off items on a list, you write a tick or other mark next to them, in order to show that they have been dealt with. [mainly BRIT] [V P n (not pron)] He ticked off my name on a piece of paper... [V n P] Tick it off in… …   English dictionary

  • tick off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tick off : present tense I/you/we/they tick off he/she/it ticks off present participle ticking off past tense ticked off past participle ticked off 1) a) British to put the symbol ✓ next to something on a list …   English dictionary

  • tick off — v. indicate that something has been done or completed by putting a check mark or a tick next to it (e.g.: I made a list of the things you have to do, please tick off each one when you complete it ); (Slang) irritate a person; make a person angry; …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tick off — 1) that really ticked me off Syn: annoy, irritate, rile, rattle, anger, antagonize, make someone mad, get on someone s nerves, get to, get someone s back up 2) tick off a list Syn: check off; count of …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • tick off — verb a) To sign with a tick. I ticked off Harry today because he announced he was present. b) To list . I ticked three things off the list in my head, and had only four chores left to do …   Wiktionary

  • tick off — Synonyms and related words: admonish, anger, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, brand, call down, chalk, chalk up, check, check off, chide, cicatrize, dapple, dash, define, delimit, demarcate, discolor, dot, engrave, fleck, freckle, gash,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tick off — {v.} 1. To mention one after the other; list. * /The teacher ticked off the assignments that Jane had to do./ 2. To scold; rebuke. * /The boss ticked off the waitress for dropping her tray./ 3. To anger or upset. Usually used as ticked off. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tick off — {v.} 1. To mention one after the other; list. * /The teacher ticked off the assignments that Jane had to do./ 2. To scold; rebuke. * /The boss ticked off the waitress for dropping her tray./ 3. To anger or upset. Usually used as ticked off. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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