English version

tick somebody/something ↔ off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtick somebody/something ↔ off phrasal verb1 TELL somebody OFF British English informal to tell someone angrily that you are annoyed with them or disapprove of them Mrs Watts will tick you off if you’re late again.2 LIST British English to mark the things on a list with a tick to show that they have been dealt with, chosen etc syn check off American English As you finish each task, tick it off. Have you ticked off Kate’s name on the list?3 ANNOY American English informal to annoy someone Her attitude is really ticking me off.4 American English to tell someone a list of things, especially when you touch a different finger as you say each thing on the list Carville began ticking off points on his fingers. tick→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tick offHer voice was no longer the fussy one she put on for ticking Léonie off.No, sending a reporter against the families' wishes only ensures that we will tick those families off.As she began to tick them off, a manservant rushed up with a magnum of champagne.She ticks them off, one by one, on her long slender fingers.Donald, Hector, Alexander, Andrew, she ticked them off sometimes as a litany of fortunate deliverances.I could almost see him ticking me off the list of people to inform of his change of address.She listed the points she wanted to make, ticking them off when she found the precise words she wanted to use.
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Verb table
tick
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytick
he, she, itticks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyticked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ticked
he, she, ithas ticked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ticked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tick
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ticked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ticking
he, she, itis ticking
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you, we, theyare ticking
Past
I, he, she, itwas ticking
you, we, theywere ticking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ticking
he, she, ithas been ticking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ticking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ticking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ticking
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