tick off


verb (tr, adverb)

to mark with a tick
informal, mainly British to scold; reprimand

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Derived forms of tick off

ticking off or ticking-off, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with tick off

tick off

Infuriate, make angry. For example, That article ticked me off. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s] For a vulgar synonym, see piss off.

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