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English definition of “tick”

tick

verb
 
 
/tɪk/
CLOCK [I] If a clock or watch ticks, it makes a sound every second.Watches and clocksSounds made by objects, movement or impact
MARK [T] UK B1 to mark something with a tickSpecific signs and symbolsSigns, signals and symbols
(Definition of tick verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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