tick
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tick(
tihk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. la garrapata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's important to check your dog for ticks after a walk in a wooded area.Es importante mirar si tu perro tiene garrapatas después de caminar por una zona boscosa.
2. (clock sound)
a. el tictac
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can you hear the tick of the clock at the end of the song?¿Puedes oír el tictac del reloj al final de la canción?
3. (fabric case)
a. la funda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm stitching a new pillow tick.Estoy cosiendo una nueva funda de almohada.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(moment) (United Kingdom)
a. el segundito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Give me a tick and I'll check that for you.Dame un segundito y te lo busco.
5. (check mark) (United Kingdom)
a. la marca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Alexander put a tick next to the box that said "Male."Alexander puso una marca al lado de la casilla que decía "Masculino."
b. la señal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Ale put a tick next to each chore she'd already finished.Ale puso una señal al lado de cada quehacer que había completado.
c. el visto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Put a tick next to the tasks you've completed.Pon un visto al lado de las tareas que has terminado.
d. la palomita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The teacher put a tick in my notebook indicating that I already turned in the assignment.El profesor puso una palomita en mi libreta indicando que ya había entregado la tarea.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to mark) (United Kingdom)
a. marcar
Tick all the boxes that apply to you.Marca todas las casillas que te apliquen.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to make a sound)
a. hacer tictac
I couldn't sleep because of how loudly the clock was ticking.No pude dormir por lo fuerte que hacía tictac el reloj.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to run)
a. marchar (colloquial)
I can't understand what makes this machine tick.No puedo entender qué hace que marche esta máquina.
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tick
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of clock)
a. el tictac
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. el momentín m, segundo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(moment)
I'll be with you in a tick!¡estoy contigo en un segundo!
3. (mark)
a. la marca f, señal de visto bueno
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (clock)
a. hacer tictac
the minutes are ticking by or awaylos minutos pasan
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't know what makes him tickno sé qué es lo que le mueve
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (mark)
a. marcar
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tick [tɪk]
noun
1 [of clock] tictac (m)
2 (Britain) (moment) momentito (m); segundito (m)
half a tick! just a tick! ¡un momentito or segundito!
I shan't be a tick en seguida voy; no tardo; ahorita voy; (LAm) it won't take two ticks será solo un momentito or segundito
3 especially (Britain) (mark) señal (f); visto (m)
to put a tick against sth poner una señal or un visto a algo; place a tick in the appropriate box marque la casilla correspondiente
transitive verb
especially (Britain) [+right answer] marcar;(also tick off) [+name, item on list] marcar; poner una señal contra
to tick boxes marcar casillas
this model ticks all the boxes este modelo marca todas las casillas
intransitive verb
[+clock] hacer tictac
I can't understand what makes him tick no comprendo su forma de ser
tick [tɪk]
noun
(Zool) garrapata (f)
tick [tɪk]
noun
(cover) funda (f)
tick [tɪk]
noun
(credit)
to buy sth on tick comprar algo de fiado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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