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).
  3. (Canada, US, transitive) To annoy, aggravate.
    It really ticks me off when people don't use proper punctuation.
  4. (Britain, transitive) To reprimand.
    Fred was ticked off by the teacher for playing around in class.

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