tick

tick
Ⅰ.
tick [1] NOUN 1) a mark () used to indicate that an item in a text is correct or has been chosen or checked. 2) a regular short, sharp sound. 3) Brit. informal a moment.
VERB 1) mark with a tick. 2) make regular ticking sounds. 3) (tick away/by/past) (of time) pass inexorably. 4) (tick over) (of an engine) run slowly in neutral. 5) (tick off) Brit. informal reprimand or rebuke.
make someone tick — Cf. ↑make someone tick
ORIGIN probably Germanic.
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tick [2] NOUN 1) a parasitic arachnid which attaches itself to the skin, from which it sucks blood. 2) informal a parasitic louse fly, especially the sheep ked.
ORIGIN Old English.
Ⅲ.
tick [3] NOUN (in phrase on tick) on credit.
ORIGIN apparently short for TICKET(Cf. ↑ticket) in the phrase on the ticket, referring to a promise to pay.
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tick [4] NOUN 1) a fabric case stuffed to form a mattress or pillow. 2) short for TICKING(Cf. ↑ticking).
ORIGIN probably from Greek thk 'case' .

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