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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishticktick1 /tɪk/ ●●○ verb  1 [intransitive] (also tick away)SOUND if a clock or watch ticks, it makes a short repeated sound The old clock ticked noisily.2 [transitive] British EnglishSECORRECT to mark a test, list of questions etc with a tick, in order to show that something is correct, to choose something etc syn check American English Tick the description that best fits you. Just tick the box on your order form.3 what makes somebody tick4 tick all the right boxes tick away/by/past tick somebody/something ↔ off tick over→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tickA strong interest in people and what makes them tick.Try to figure out what makes him tick.His mind noted this fact among others, ticking efficiently on like a water-clock.I find it impossible to sleep if there's a clock ticking in the room.But the clock was ticking loudly.He ticked off those he had just interviewed and wondered which of the rest ought to take up his time and attention.Even as the trajectory of his thought kept rising in the early seventies, the clock was ticking on his pet project.As usual, there was a bomb ticking somewhere and James Bond had to find it.Usually when you wonder what makes people tick you speculate about such things as their motives, attitudes and feelings.tick ... boxThey only have to tick the boxes.Could I tick the box in my bird book?To take advantage of this extra bonus offer, simply tick the box on your order form.Please tick the box which best expresses your opinion.