1. [Noun]: any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals

2. [Noun]: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student''s name"

3. [Noun]: a light mattress

4. [Noun]: a metallic tapping sound; "he counted the ticks of the clock"

5. [Verb]: put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"

6. [Verb]: make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"

7. [Verb]: sew; "tick a mattress"

8. [Verb]: make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away"

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