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English definition of “tick sb/sth off”

tick sb/sth off

UK ( US check sb/sth off) phrasal verb with tick
 
 
/tɪk/ verb [T] UK ( US check)
to put a symbol next to a name, etc. on a list to show that something has been done or dealt with, someone is present, etc.: Tick off all the people on the list who have replied.
(Definition of tick sb/sth off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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