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tick

noun [C]
 
 
/tɪk/
CLOCK the sound that some clocks or watches make every secondWatches and clocksSounds made by objects, movement or impact
MARK UK ( US check) B1 a mark (✓) that shows something is correct or has been doneMarks and resultsSpecific signs and symbolsSigns, signals and symbols
INSECT a small insect that sucks the blood of animalsInsect namesArachnids
TIME UK informal a short time: Wait a tick!Short in timeTemporary
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