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tick

verb [I] (MAKE SOUND)   /tɪk/
to make a quiet, short, regularly repeated sound like that made by a clock: That clock ticks too loudly. ticking    /ˈtɪk·ɪŋ/ noun [U] the ticking of a clock
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