on tick

Definition of on tick

British, old-fashioned

  1. :  with an agreement to pay later :  on credit She bought her supplies on tick.

Word by Word Definitions

tickplay
  1. :  a light rhythmic audible tap or beat

    :  a series of such ticks

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

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

    :  to operate as a functioning mechanism :  run

    :  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

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

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

    :  a mattress consisting of a tick and its filling

    :  ticking

  1. :  credit, trust

    :  a credit account


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