tick off

tick off

  1. (sometimes, methaphorical) To sign with a tick.
    I ticked off Harry today because he announced he was present.
    I ticked three things off the list in my head, and had only four chores left to do.
  2. To list create or recite a list.
  3. (North America, transitive) To annoy, aggravate.
    It really ticks me off when people don't use proper punctuation.
  4. (British, transitive) To reprimand.
    Fred was ticked off by the teacher for playing around in class.
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