tick off

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 the box.

(in AM, usually use check off)
2) PHRASAL VERB If you tick someone off, you speak angrily to them because they have done something wrong. [BRIT, INFORMAL]
See also ticking off

[V n P] His mum ticked him off at home...

[V n P for -ing/n] Abdel felt free to tick him off for smoking too much...

[V P n (not pron) for -ing/n] Traffic police ticked off a pensioner for jumping a red light. [Also V P n (not pron)]

Syn:
3) PHRASAL VERB If you say that something ticks you off, you mean that it annoys you. [AM, INFORMAL]

[V n P] I just think it's rude and it's ticking me off...

[V-ed P] She's still ticked off at him for brushing her off and going out with you instead.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • 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 — 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 something — 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 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

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