tick off

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tick off (third-person singular simple present ticks off, present participle ticking off, simple past and past participle ticked off)

  1. (sometimes methaphorical) To sign with a tick.
    I ticked off Harry today because he announced he was present.
    I ticked three things off the list in my head, and had only four chores left to do.
  2. To list (create or recite a list).
    • 2010, David A. Powell, Failure in the Saddle, Savas Beatie, ISBN 9781932714876, page 68 [1]:
      In a lengthy missive dispatched the next afternoon, Wheeler ticked off a laundry list of reasons why he could not obey Bragg's order.
  3. (idiomatic) To annoy, aggravate.
    It really ticks me off when people don't use proper punctuation marks.
  4. (UK) To reprimand.
    Fred was ticked off by the teacher for playing around in class.

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