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See also: TIC
tic (plural tics)
- A sudden, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization.
- (by extension) Something that is done or produced habitually or characteristically.
2017 January 19, Peter Bradshaw, “T2 Trainspotting review – choose a sequel that doesn't disappoint”, in the Guardian:
- Boyle revives some of the stylistic tics which found themselves being ripped off by geezer-gangster Britflicks back in the day, but now the freezeframes are briefer, sharper; the movie itself refers back to the original with variant flashback versions of famous scenes, but also Super 8-type images of the boys’ poignant boyhood in primary school.
- (abbreviation, informal) ticket
local and habitual convulsive motion
- (intransitive) To exhibit a tic; to undergo a sudden, semi-voluntary muscle movement.
tic m (invariable)
- 3rd person singular present indicative form of ticēt
- 3rd person plural present indicative form of ticēt
- (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of ticēt
- (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of ticēt
tic m (plural tics)