2. baffle, confound, confuse, puzzle, nonplus, perplex, outwit, disconcert, stymie, Inf. tree, Inf. discom-bobulate; damp, dishearten, disable, cripple, clip the wings of, take the wind out of one's sails, take down a peg, pull off one's high horse; disturb, trouble, plague, badger; mortify, embarrass. tic, n. Pathology, twitch, Med. spasm, jerk, All Pathol, tic douloureux, facial neuralgia, trifacial neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, tick, n. 1. click, tap, tapping, beat, striking, tick-tock, ticking; pulsating, throbbing, pounding, drumming, rataplan; rapping, ratatat, rat-a-tat-tat.
2. check, mark, dot, Print, bullet, line, stroke, scratch; notch, nick, blaze.
-v. 3. ticktock, click, tap, beat, strike, pulsate,
sound. ticket, n. 1. admission, certificate, season ticket, SI. pasteboard, pass, Fr. laissez-passer, stub, coupon, tessera; free pass, Inf. freebie, SI. Annie Oakley, SI. twofer; token, transfer, fare.
2. label, tag, price tag, tally, badge, press badge, delegate badge, card; identification tag, I.D., dog tag, credentials.
3. slate, ballot, roster, line-up.
tickle, v. 1. titillate, titivate, stroke, pet, twiddle.
2. gratify, please, content, refresh, delight, tickle pink, tickle to death; enchant, captivate, thrill, excite, fascinate, charm; strike one's fancy, tickle one's fancy, interest, intrigue, arouse, stimulate.
3. amuse, entertain, cheer, gladden, brighten, exhilarate, divert; raise a laugh or smile, regale, SI. fracture, SI. knock out, SI. slay, tickle one's funny bone. ticklish, adj. 1. delicate, tender, fragile, slippery, awkward; difficult, tough, hard, arduous; complex, intricate, complicated, knotty, thorny; puzzling, troubling, troublesome, perplexing, full of unanswered questions, enigmatic, tough to figure; risky, dangerous, perilous, hazardous, threatening.
2. touchy, thin-skinned, oversensitive, hypersensitive, supersensitive, easily offended; temperamental, moody, up and down; testy, irritable, cranky, edgy, prickly, tetchy, snappish; petulant, peevish, irascible, grumpy.
3. unstable, unsteady, rickety, tottery, wobbly, teetering; upsettable, easily capsized; uncertain, unpredictable, untrustworthy, unreliable, unsound. tide, n. 1. tidewater, tide race; rip tide, neap tide, high tide, low tide, ebb tide, flood tide.
2. tidal flow, stream, current; flow, outflow, flux; inflow.
3. drift, direction, aim, set, turn, tendency, bent, tenor, run.
4. turn the tide reverse, alter, change, turn the tables, SI. put the shoe on the other foot.
-v. 5. tide over a. assist, aid, help, help out, keep [s.o.'s] head above water, b. survive, pull or come through, live through, endure, weather, weather the storm, last, hold up, land on one's feet, tidiness, n. neatness, trimness, orderliness, spruceness, Chiefly Brit, trigness; good trim, Inf. good shape, Inf. apple-pie order; methodicalness, systematicness.
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