Phrasal Verb 'tick'

We have 8 phrasal verb definition related to 'tick'.

Tick along

Meaning:

Make reasonable progress without any serious problems

Example:

Things are TICKING ALONG at work while the director's away.

Tick away

Meaning:

Pass (of time)

Example:

The last few seconds TICKED AWAY and the team couldn't come back.

Tick by

Meaning:

Pass (of time)

Example:

The seconds TICKED BY and the team failed to score.

Tick off

Meaning:

Annoy

Example:

She really TICKS me OFF when she doesn't reply to my emails.

Tick off

Meaning:

Scold

Example:

He TICKED me OFF for arriving late.

Tick off

Meaning:

Put a mark on an item in a list when it has been dealt with

Example:

She TICKED OFF our names when we arrived.

Tick over

Meaning:

Continue working, but without improving

Example:

The company TICKED OVER while she was away on holiday.

Tick over

Meaning:

Operate but without moving (engines)

Example:

The mechanic left the engine TICKING OVER for a while to see if he could see what was causing the problem.