Definition of tick off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


tick off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 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. 2(North American English, informal) to make somebody angry or annoyed I was really ticked off when she was so late.

tick somebody off


tick something off

(British English) (North American English check somebody/something off)
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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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tick off

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