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    Ticked off

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    #2

    Re: Ticked off

    No, "angry." It is a euphemism for "pissed off."

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    #3

    Re: Ticked off

    Yes, but the commas in the first and third sentences don't belong.

    You can also "tick off" the items on a list as you accomplish them (or put them in your grocery cart) and seconds can "tick off" on a loud clock, especially when you have a timed test you're taking.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: Ticked off

    This use of ticked off is American informal.

    I've never heard BE speakers use it.

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    Re: Ticked off

    I am not a teacher.

    "To tick off" in BrE means to reprimand.

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