Meaning of “tick sb off” in the English Dictionary

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"tick sb off" in British English

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tick sb off

phrasal verb with tick uk /tɪk/ us /tɪk/ verb

(SPEAK SEVERELY)

UK informal to speak severely to and criticize someone who has done something wrong:

I had to tick him off for being late again.

(Definition of “tick sb off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)