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tick off

1. To make someone particularly annoyed, angry, or frustrated. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tick" and "off." It really ticks me off the way people drive in the bus lane, when they clearly aren't supposed to! Nothing ticked off my mom more than having people come into the house with dirty shoes.
2. To make a mark next to an item on a list to indicate it as present, acquired, completed, etc.; to check off. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tick" and "off." I picked up some bananas on the way home, so you can tick those off the list. We'll be done as soon as everything on the agenda has been ticked off.
3. To complete or acquire an item on a list. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tick" and "off." I have a few more accomplishments I'd like to tick off before I turn 40.
4. To list or enumerate something, often several things, without much effort. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tick" and "off." Rob can tick off so many bands that I've never even heard of. If you're having trouble remembering that formula, just ask Denise—she can tick it off with no problem.
See also: off, tick
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

tick someone off

to make someone angry. That really ticks me off! Doesn't that tick off everyone?
See also: off, tick
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tick off

Infuriate, make angry. For example, That article ticked me off. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s] For a vulgar synonym, see piss off.
See also: off, tick
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

tick off

v.
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.
See also: off, tick
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

tick someone off

tv. to make someone angry. (see also ticked (off).) That really ticks me off!
See also: off, someone, tick

ticked (off)

mod. angry. Kelly was so ticked!
See also: off, tick
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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His co-host, Croydon-born Suzanna Reid ticked him off, calling his comments "so insulting" but Piers warmed to his theme and ramped up the Yorkshire accent.
Now shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has ticked him off, saying a decision is "required imminently" and accusing the Government of "failing to provide clarity".
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She doesn't say who beat Bubbles, but she does say she confronted MJ and it "ticked him off."
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It's too safe" Musician Sir Cliff Richard "He looked at me as if I was an alien from outer space" Actress Denise Welch, pictured, a member of the Loose Women TV chat show team, on the Duke of York's reaction when she ticked him off for criticising the Princess of Wales "Rude humour is part of being British and reflects the reality of the modern attitude to life.
Convicted killer Peter O'Toole gunned down dad-ofthree Alan Sothern at a bar in Spain after the owner ticked him off for being too noisy, prosecutors claimed.
* A new documentary spotlights Hans Litten, the principled Jewish lawyer who drew charges against Hitler in 1931, questioned him brilliantly on the witness stand, and completely ticked him off. [BBC]
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And who also ticked him off for being mean to them.
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Afridi said Mazhar made several attempts to get friendly and close to him, but the ex-skipper 'ticked him off with some straight talk' every time.
The former tennis pro, 38, posted the message on his Facebook page on Monday, but deleted it after bosses ticked him off.
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