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Noun ticking has 2 senses
  1. tick, ticking - a metallic tapping sound; "he counted the ticks of the clock"
    --1 is a kind of sound
    --1 has particulars: ticktock, tocktact, tictac
    Derived forms: verb tick2, verb tick1
  2. ticking - a strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers
    --2 is a kind of
    fabric, cloth, material, textile
    Derived form: verb tick3
Verb tick has 4 senses
  1. click, tick - make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away"
    --1 is one way to sound, go
    Derived forms: noun tick1, noun ticking1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. tick, ticktock, ticktack, beat - make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
    --2 is one way to sound, go
    Derived forms: noun tick2, noun ticker2, noun ticking1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. tick, retick - sew; "tick a mattress"
    --3 is one way to sew, run up, sew together, stitch
    Derived forms: noun tick4, noun ticking2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick - put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"
    --4 is one way to verify
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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