tick away/by Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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tick away/by

phrasal verb with tick uk   us   /tɪk/ verb
If ​timeticks away/by, it goes past: With the ​finalsecondsticking away, Milan ​scored a ​goal.
(Definition of tick away/by from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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