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English definition of “tick sb off”

tick sb off

verb uk phrasal verb with tick   /tɪk/ us  

(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.Chastising and rebuking

(ANNOY)

US informal to annoy someone: It really ticks me off when she doesn't keep her promises.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
(Definition of tick sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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