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tick someone off
to make someone angry. That really ticks me off! Doesn't that tick off everyone?
tick off somethingalso tick something off
to name a list of things She ticked off six reasons for saying no. She had lots of objections, and she ticked them off one after another.
tick somebody off(spoken) also tick off somebody
to make someone angry It just ticks me off to think that anyone who wants to can read my e-mail. It was only a suggestion, not a criticism, and she didn't think it would tick off everyone at the meeting.
Infuriate, make angry. For example, That article ticked me off. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s] For a vulgar synonym, see piss off.
1. To make someone angry or annoyed: Constant delays ticked me off. The arrogant actor ticked off the director.
2. To mark some item on a list with a check or tick: The teacher ticked off each name as the roll was called. As the guests arrived, we ticked them off the list.