tick away - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theytick away
he/she/itticks away
present participleticking away
past tenseticked away
past participleticked away
  1. 1

    tick away


    tick by

    [intransitive] if time ticks away or ticks by, it passes
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if a clock ticks away or ticks time away, it shows that time is passing
See also main entry: tick