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tick off

transitive verb

Definition of tick off

  1. 1 :  reprimand, rebuke <his father ticked him off for his impudence>

  2. 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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