Noun and verb. Check, as in the mark one puts in a box. The only differences spotted so far are the new Applications icon in the left-hand source column (you’ll need to tick the box in the preferences before it appears). (Wired.com, July 10, 2008)/Our decisions in the voting booth should be among the most meaningful that we make in our lives. Too often, it seems to be just the opposite — we waltz into the booth and carelessly tick the box we’ve come to expect as our choice. ([Rutgers University] Daily Targum, March 23, 2011) Google Ngram. I normally don’t comment on my votes, but in this case I’ll say I “ticked” “Borderline” rather than “Over the Top” despite the fact that tick the box means the exact same thing as check the box and hence would seem to be pure pretentiousness. My reason is that the word check has so dizzyingly many meanings that I can see the utility of choosing tick instead.