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tick sb off

phrasal verb with tick uk   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.

(ANNOY)

US informal to annoy someone: It really ticks me off when she doesn't keep her promises.
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