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  • nounclicking sound; one beat
  • nouncheckmark
  • verbclick

synonyms for tick

  • beat
  • blow
  • clack
  • click
  • clicking
  • flash
  • instant
  • minute
  • moment
  • pulsation
  • pulse
  • rap
  • second
  • shake
  • tap
  • tapping
  • throb
  • ticktock
  • twinkling
  • wink
  • metallic sound
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Most infected ticks that had Dae2, however, survived as long as uninfected ticks.
HOW SOME TICKS PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM DEADLY BACTERIA ON HUMAN SKINERIN GARCIA DE JESUSDECEMBER 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
It is unclear why the adult tropical ticks switched their preference at high temperature.
DOG TICKS MAY GET MORE OF A TASTE FOR HUMAN BLOOD AS THE CLIMATE CHANGESAAYUSHI PRATAPNOVEMBER 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The ticks can carry the pathogen that causes deadly Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
DOG TICKS MAY GET MORE OF A TASTE FOR HUMAN BLOOD AS THE CLIMATE CHANGESAAYUSHI PRATAPNOVEMBER 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
More than twice as many of the ticks moved toward the human at the hotter temperature compared with at room temperature.
DOG TICKS MAY GET MORE OF A TASTE FOR HUMAN BLOOD AS THE CLIMATE CHANGESAAYUSHI PRATAPNOVEMBER 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Doctors sent their blood samples to the Centers for Disease Control, which discovered that both farmers had contracted a previously unknown virus from a tick bite.
AN INTERVIEW WITH A VIRUS-HUNTERKATIE MCLEANOCTOBER 21, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
ASF can be spread by direct contact between sick and healthy animals, as well as through feeding on garbage containing infected meat and by soft ticks.
EUROPE IS ON HIGH ALERT AFTER A DEADLY SWINE VIRUS EMERGES IN GERMANYBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
“The sepoys have come in from Meerut,” he announced with the slow tick of the earliest form of apparatus.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
“Seems more cheerful like,” observed the caretaker, as the steady tick-tack began to sound through the quiet room.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
Some animals, like the rhino and the eland, have tick birds that sit upon their backs and eat the ticks.
IN AFRICAJOHN T. MCCUTCHEON
Often, for a variety in the lessons, she had to go to the baker without money; then her master simply gave the order, ‘on tick!’
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