- 1(British English, informal) to speak angrily to somebody, especially a child, because they have done something wrong synonym tell somebodyoff (for something/for doing something) I was always being ticked off for messy work. related noun ticking off
- 2(North American English, informal) to make somebody angry or annoyed I was really ticked off when she was so late.
to put a mark (✓) beside a name or an item on a list to show that something has been dealt with I’ve ticked off the names of all those present. It’s a good idea to tick off the jobs on the list as you do them.