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ticked

[ tikt ]

adjective

, Slang.
  1. angry; miffed.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ticked1

First recorded in 1935–40; tick 1 + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

A curse-filled half hour that saw my blood boil as my filing deadline ticked further into the past.

The CIA ticked up its support for some armed rebel groups later that summer.

But today they do and China is more than a little ticked off about it.

Further, while Obama's poll numbers have ticked up recently, they are still underwater.

The old clock on the wall ticked with a deafening vengeance.

Till then, nothing—not even these thoughts that ticked as if out of a tape-machine from my brain.

The clock ticked; pigeons cooed on the veranda; a door opened in the distance, and for a moment a treble voice was heard.

She ticked off each succeeding clause on her much-beringed fingers.

Then he ticked off at the figures four, eight, twelve and sixteen.

A long second ticked by, while Forrester tried to apply even more neural pressure.

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