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Definition of ticket verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ticket

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪkɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪkɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ticket
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪkɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪkɪt//
     
    he / she / it tickets
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪkɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪkɪts//
     
    past simple ticketed
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪkɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪkɪtɪd//
     
    past participle ticketed
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪkɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪkɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form ticketing
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪkɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪkɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1ticket something/somebody (specialist) to produce and sell tickets for an event, a trip, etc.; to give somebody a ticket Passengers can now be ticketed electronically.
  2. 2[usually passive] ticket somebody (especially North American English) to give somebody an official notice that orders them to pay a fine because they have done something illegal while driving or parking a car Park illegally, and you're likely to be ticketed.
  3. Word Origin early 16th cent. (in the general senses ‘short written note’ and ‘a licence or permit’): shortening of obsolete French étiquet, from Old French estiquet(te), from estiquier ‘to fix’, from Middle Dutch steken. Compare with etiquette.
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