tick away/by/past

Definition of tick away/by/past

of time

  1. :  to pass or go by Time is ticking away. She became impatient as the hours ticked by.

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

awayplay
  1. :  on the way :  along

    :  from this or that place

    :  in a secure place or manner

  1. :  absent from a place :  gone

    :  distant in space or time

    :  played on an opponent's grounds

pastplay
  1. :  ago

    :  just gone or elapsed

    :  having existed or taken place in a period before the present :  bygone

  1. :  beyond the age for or of

    :  after

    :  at the farther side of :  beyond

  1. :  time gone by

    :  something that happened or was done in the past

    :  the past tense of a language

  1. :  so as to reach and go beyond a point near at hand


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