on tick

Definition of on tick

British, old-fashioned
:with an agreement to pay later :on credit
  • She bought her supplies on tick.

Word by Word Definitions

tick play
  1. : a light rhythmic audible tap or beat

  2. : the time taken by the tick of a clock : moment

  3. : a small spot or mark

  1. : to make the sound of a tick or a series of ticks

  2. : to operate as a functioning mechanism : run

  3. : to mark with a written tick : check

  1. : any of a superfamily (Ixodoidea) of bloodsucking acarid arachnids that are larger than the related mites, attach themselves to warm-blooded vertebrates to feed, and include important vectors of infectious diseases

  2. : any of various usually wingless parasitic dipteran flies — compare sheep ked

  1. : the fabric case of a mattress, pillow, or bolster

  2. : ticking:1

  1. : credit, trust


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