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verb     tick pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participleticking
past tenseticked
past participleticked
  1. 1
    [intransitive]Sound effect if a clock or a watch ticks, it makes a quiet sound every second
  2. 2
    [transitive] British to mark something with the symbol ✓ to show that it is correct or that you have dealt with it. The American word is check


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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