tick off


tick off

transitive verb

Definition of TICK OFF

1
:  reprimand, rebuke <his father ticked him off for his impudence>
2
:  to make angry or indignant <the cancellation really ticked me off>

Examples of TICK OFF

  1. <she royally ticked the babysitter off for letting the child play outside unsupervised>
  2. <it really ticks me off when someone says something like that>

Origin of TICK OFF

4tick
First Known Use: 1915

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