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English definition of “tick”
/tɪk/ noun [C]
› UK (US check, check mark) a symbol that shows something is correct or has been done or approved: Put a tick in the column that applies to you.
› (also tick point) FINANCE the smallest amount by which interest rates, share prices, etc. can rise or fall: March gilt futures settled lower by 19 ticks at 109.83.
› FINANCE the movement of a value such as an interest rate or share price when it rises or falls: Analysts said companies can't be expected to calculate every tick in the market. There has been an encouraging upward tick in private sector earnings.
on tick UK informal › if you buy something on tick, you agree to pay for it later: The contracts were bought on tick, with just 7% of the cost put up. → See also downtick, minus tick, plus tick, uptick