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Another word for tick

  1. A very brief time

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    tick off

  1. To name or specify one by one

Another word for tick

  1. A light beat

  2. An insect

      1. A coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing.
      2. Any of numerous small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina, including species that damage crops or stored food and species that are parasitic on animals and often transmit disease.
      3. A widow's mite.
      1. Any of various arthropods that suck blood or juice from other animals or plants
      2. Any of various other small insects, arachnids, and crustaceans that are not parasitic, as the book louse or wood louse
      3. Any of an order (Anoplura) of small, flat, wingless insects with sucking mouthparts, parasitic on the skin or hair of humans and some other mammals; esp., the human body louse (Pediculus humanus corporis) and head louse (P. h. capitis)
      1. Any of the eight-legged creatures, including spiders and scorpions, of the class Arachnida
      2. Any of various arthropods of the class Arachnida, such as spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks, characterized by four pairs of segmented legs and a body that is divided into two regions, the cephalothorax and the abdomen.
      3. Any of a large class (Arachnida) of chiefly terrestrial arthropods, including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks, typically with four pairs of legs, either lungs or tracheae, a liquid diet, no antennae, simple eyes, sensory pedipalps, and a body divided into cephalothorax and abdomen
      1. An extortionist or a blackmailer.
      2. An animal that sucks blood, esp. a leech
      3. A person who extorts or otherwise takes as much as possible from another
      1. A professional dinner guest, especially in ancient Greece.
      2. One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.
      3. (Biol.) A plant or animal that lives on or in an organism of another species from which it derives sustenance or protection without benefit to, and usually with harmful effects on, the host
  3. A mattress