tick off

verb

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

  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 and Etymology of tick off



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