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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A small parasitic insect that attaches itself to the skin and drinks blood until it is engorged. Also: The sound a clock makes.

Usage examples (30)
  • No one can be completely relaxed. Like a wind-up clock, a person can't tick without some tension.
  • tick a mattress
  • Every creature on the planet has it's place in nature, but the tick is an abomination.
  • Trying to figure out what makes this guy tick is useless. for more
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