tick off

ticked off; ticking off; ticks off

Definition of tick off

transitive verb

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

Examples of tick off in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of tick off

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for tick off

tick entry 2

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The first known use of tick off was in 1915

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“Tick off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tick%20off. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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