tick

Part of speech: verb

To sound, as a tick; make a clicking sound or a tapping noise.

Part of speech: noun

A significant mark; check.

Part of speech: noun

One of the recurring sounds made by a watch, clock, or the like.

Part of speech: noun

One of various blood - sucking parasites that infest the skin of animals.

Part of speech: noun

The stout outer covering of a bed or mattress. ticking.

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Usage examples "tick":

  1. For them a little bird still lives in the inside of a watch, and produces the tick- tick of the wheels. - "The Mechanism of Life", St├ęphane Leduc.
  2. She grasped the dead branches, pulled herself up, slipped a little, got a new foothold; Terry's head, her face flushed rosily, her eyes never brighter, popped up on one side of the log just in time with the tick of her destiny's clock. - "Man to Man", Jackson Gregory.
  3. The eternal question went tick- tack, tick- tack, to the rhythm of his march. - "The Cardinal's Snuff-Box", Henry Harland.