(of a clock, watch, etc.) make light, regularly repeated sounds; click
"he counted the ticks of the clock"
"as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"
"The clock ticked away"
"the clocks were ticking"
"the grandfather clock beat midnight"
"tick a mattress"
"Please check each name on the list"
"tick off the items"
"mark off the units"
Questions..that..could be answered either with a simple tick or by writing.
出自： G. Gorer
When he had no funds he went on tick.
Giving tick unlimited, or even remission of all charges.
出自： R. D. Blackmore
His sons..ticking and toying with the daughters of their lord.
It was so quiet I could hear my wristwatch ticking away.
周围静悄悄的,我能听到自己的手表滴答滴答地响着。 tick away
Meantime life in the ward ticked away as usual.
As the minutes ticked away they began to lose patience.
随着时间一分钟一分钟地过去,他们开始变得不耐烦了。 tick sth ⇔ away
The clock ticked away the time.
The railway station clock ticked away the hours of waiting.
He ticked off each item on the list.
She ticked off some of the names on her list.
Please tick off the titles of the books you wish to buy.
请勾出你要购买的书籍的名字。 tick sth ⇔ off
Each taxi is fitted with a meter ticking off the fare due.
They ticked off a few specific causes for the price spiral in their country.
他们列举了他们国内物价螺旋上升的几个具体原因。 tick sb ⇔ off
He ticked me off because I was late.
Why did you tick little Peter off in such a way?
The boy was ticked off for staying out so late.
The young man was ticked off for his impudence.
这青年由于无礼而受到责备。 tick off
That was a period which it would be so difficult to tick off in a phrase.
那是个很难用一句话来概括的一个时代。 tick sb ⇔ off
The cancellation of the football match really ticked him off.